Is what you're living for today, worth dying for tomorrow?
a) you/I do not know ALL the facts.
and b) no verdict is in and he is innocent until proven guilty by a court...no matter what he or his lawyers supposedly said.
I am not going to discuss this any more; you want to convict him now...fine.
I will wait for the actual verdict.
When he is convicted of a crime in a court of law...only then will I consider him guilty of a crime.
We are done here.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
I haven't read this guy's contract, but I'm sure it says somewhere he can be fired for doing certain things that make the team look bad in the public eye. And I doubt very much that nothing short of actual conviction of a crime will do the trick. A professional sports association doesn't have to use the same rigorous standards of proof in contracts with its players that apply to them in court.
Words cannot describe how sickening this is.
I hope they throw the book (a very big one) at Peterson.
There should be Instant Runoff Voting
District attorney: Adrian Peterson 'exceeded' standards
September 13, 2014
Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson used physical discipline on his son that was considered "not reasonable" by Texas community standards, a Texas prosecutor said Saturday. Based on the evidence from the incident in May, a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas, indicted Peterson this week on a charge of injury to a child. Peterson turned himself in early Saturday morning and posted a $15,000 bond.
"Obviously, parents are entitled to discipline their children as they see fit, except for when that discipline exceeds what the community would say is reasonable," said Phil Grant, first assistant district attorney in Montgomery County, Texas. "And so a grand jury having indicted this case, looked at the injuries that were inflicted upon this child and determined that that discipline was not reasonable and did not reflect the community standards of what was reasonable discipline."
NFL reviewing Adrian Peterson under personal-conduct policy
September 13, 2014
The NFL has confirmed that Adrian Peterson, who was indicted on a charge of injury to a child for striking his 4-year-old son, could be disciplined under the league’s personal-conduct policy. “This will be reviewed under the NFL’s personal conduct policy,” the league said in a brief statement.
No trial date has been set as of yet. Peterson faces a possible two year jail sentence if convicted in court. What will almost certainly occur pre-trial is that Peterson's defense lawyer will bargain for a guilty plea to a lesser charge. If convicted in court on the original count, Peterson would probably avoid jail and be sentenced to supervisory probation along with anger management classes and family counseling. Peterson is being represented by Houston attorney Rusty Hardin who also represented former baseball pitching ace Roger Clemens in court.