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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    But the NFL did not suspend him or anything, I think his team benched him (maybe to protect their own image or to protect the player from verbal abuse).
    So, now he is off the roster because he was charged.

    But he has not been convicted and it is innocent until PROVEN guilty.

    So what if this case drags on for a year and it turns out he is innocent? So he misses a whole year of playing for doing nothing wrong (in this example).

    This is ridiculous.

    Until he is found guilty (if he is), he should be allowed to play and left on the roster.


    Also, say there is a playoff game and the other team cook up a scheme to get the opposing star QB out by paying a family to invent a charge. Like, the family accuses this QB of molesting their toddler (even though it is totally untrue)? So, word gets out, the team is forced by public relations to bench him for the game and the team loses as the backup QB plays like sh!t.
    Then the charges are quietly dropped after the game. The family gets a big payoff, the winning owner gets millions more for advancing to the next round of playoffs (especially if they play it at home) and the star QB's reputation is permanently damaged - even though he did nothing wrong.
    Is this likely? No. But it is now possible. And with playoff games worth millions to team owners in additional revenue - it is potentially, financially beneficial (if done right) to do such a thing.

    And this could go for almost any sport (to a lesser financial extent).


    I will say it again, innocent until proven guilty.
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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    From what I've read, Peterson used a "switch" (tree branch) to discipline his four year old son in Texas. Apparently Peterson stuffed the switch leaves in the toddlers mouth. The boy suffered wounds to his back, buttocks, ankles, legs, scrotum, and defensive wounds to the hands. This was all discovered when the mother took the boy to a Minneapolis doctor for a scheduled visit. The doctor considered the wounds to be child abuse and a state investigator agreed. Police in Texas were notified and an investigation commenced. Peterson has now been indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas for reckless or negligent injury to a child (a felony charge). The boy told police that Peterson threatened to hit him in the face if he told anyone and that there is a "whupping room" in the house. The Minnesota Vikings have deactivated Peterson pending review.

    Peterson is one of the strongest players in the NFL. Administering such a whipping to a four year old child? Unconscionable and vicious.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    From what I've read, Peterson used a "switch" (tree branch) to discipline his four year old son in Texas. Apparently Peterson stuffed the switch leaves in the toddlers mouth. The boy suffered wounds to his back, buttocks, ankles, legs, scrotum, and defensive wounds to the hands. This was all discovered when the mother took the boy to a Minneapolis doctor for a scheduled visit. The doctor considered the wounds to be child abuse and a state investigator agreed. Police in Texas were notified and an investigation commenced. Peterson has now been indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas for reckless or negligent injury to a child (a felony charge). The boy told police that Peterson threatened to hit him in the face if he told anyone and that there is a "whupping room" in the house. The Minnesota Vikings have deactivated Peterson pending review.

    Peterson is one of the strongest players in the NFL. Administering such a whipping to a four year old child? Unconscionable and vicious.
    1) I highly doubt he is one of the strongest players - in terms of upper body strength - in the NFL. Though I am sure he is plenty strong.

    2) You wouldn't want to wait until the verdict is in before condemning him would you?

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

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    2) You wouldn't want to wait until the verdict is in before condemning him would you?
    Peterson has already admitted administering the whipping in his deposition. I imagine his lawyer(s) will seek a plea bargain to a lesser charge rather than contest his culpability in court.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    In most every other business in the public domain, teaching and police being prime examples, when a person is charged with a serious crime they are removed from "active duty", usually with pay, and assigned other duties until such time as their charges make their way through court. If acquitted, they return to their jobs - if convicted, they are always fired if jail time is involved and often fired if no jail time if the conviction relates to something serious.

    To those who think Peterson shouldn't be suspended here, I'd say you're wrong - Peterson should be sidelined until this matter is concluded.
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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    So, now he is off the roster because he was charged.

    But he has not been convicted and it is innocent until PROVEN guilty.

    So what if this case drags on for a year and it turns out he is innocent? So he misses a whole year of playing for doing nothing wrong (in this example).

    This is ridiculous.

    Until he is found guilty (if he is), he should be allowed to play and left on the roster.


    Also, say there is a playoff game and the other team cook up a scheme to get the opposing star QB out by paying a family to invent a charge. Like, the family accuses this QB of molesting their toddler (even though it is totally untrue)? So, word gets out, the team is forced by public relations to bench him for the game and the team loses as the backup QB plays like sh!t.
    Then the charges are quietly dropped after the game. The family gets a big payoff, the winning owner gets millions more for advancing to the next round of playoffs (especially if they play it at home) and the star QB's reputation is permanently damaged - even though he did nothing wrong.
    Is this likely? No. But it is now possible. And with playoff games worth millions to team owners in additional revenue - it is potentially, financially beneficial (if done right) to do such a thing.

    And this could go for almost any sport (to a lesser financial extent).


    I will say it again, innocent until proven guilty.
    I am not saying it is logical, I am not saying it is fair or unfair. All I am stating is the facts, namely that his team has chosen not to let him play tomorrow. They might have done it because of a week of bad media for the NFL and their players, who knows.

    I think the club may have done him a favor by not allowing him/forcing him to play tomorrow. They may have done it to protect their own name.

    And your imagination is running away a bit with your story IMHO.
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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Peterson has already admitted administering the whipping in his deposition. I imagine his lawyer(s) will seek a plea bargain to a lesser charge rather than contest his culpability in court.
    That is not a guilty verdict.

    Unlike you, I don't judge people until ALL the facts are in AND I generally leave it to the courts to decide...not the media.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by northwinds View Post
    Can't give you the exact odds.........but I would advise you to not bet on it in Vegas.......odds are greater that I will be on a Carribean vacation in the near future. Have a nice day.
    You must have taken some real **** from 'the fellas' for drafting Aryan Foster. I mean...who knew...right?

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Unlike you, I don't judge people until ALL the facts are in AND I generally leave it to the courts to decide...not the media.
    I would usually reserve judgement. However, the boy admitted it. Peterson has admitted it. Peterson's attorney has admitted it.

    In light of such public admissions, I think anyone can register comment unfettered by any notion of predisposition.

    Speaking of which, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Peterson's corporate sponsors also begin to comment via terminated contracts.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    You must have taken some real **** from 'the fellas' for drafting Aryan Foster. I mean...who knew...right?
    I'll give you funny.........but I took Gerhart instead

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