Was there really that much outcry over Adrian Peterson beating his kid? I remember plenty, but he got an entire season taken away for something I see random people doing to their kids in their yards or out on the street quite frequently.. Yep, people around here beat their kids with tree sticks, wooden spoons, etc. Probably hard enough to leave bruises and small cuts and scabs for a few days. Never happened to any of my kids, but seems common culture around here. EDIT I did call social services and report one particularly bad situation last year but nothing came of it as far as I know.. I feel so sorry for those kids :-(
I was appauled when I saw the photos of Peterson's kid. But, still think that wasn't worse than Ray Rice or Greg Hardy or.. on and on.. I suspect Peterson's defiance and lack of remorse may have been more of a factor than what he actually did.... kind of like Tom Brady LOL!
Edited by crgildart - 6/9/15 at 7:41am