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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Times have definitely changed. Getting a whuppin with a 'switch' wouldnt have registered a complaint not to long ago.
    Neither would wife beating ...
    WTF is your point?

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    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.
    Everyone admits that he did it.

    Anytime the skin is broken, child beating enters a entirely different realm.
    This case is already there.

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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.


    I have always like Peterson as a player but this is unacceptable and just plain disgusting.

    That poor little innocent baby boy that had this happen to him by his own father, I just want to give him a big hug and hold him tight.
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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Neither would wife beating ...
    WTF is your point?
    Yes it would have. Beating your wife hasn't been a social norm for a long time. My point is, in many parts of the country and especially in certain cultures (African Americans in particular), spanking with a switch, belt, whatever has been an acceptable practice until very recently. In talking about this with people who grew up in these spanking households, they are not as shocked and up in arms about what AP did because, while this was a pretty severe spanking, it isn't much different than what we were used to. Social norms are different in different parts of this country.And those social norms matter. Morality is relative. If the law was extremely clear on the subject, it would be one thing, but its not. If you grew up getting hit with a switch when you were bad, unless someone tells you otherwise, you'll likely think that's an acceptable parenting strategy. He should probably get a warning for going overboard, but unless the child suffered some permanent damage or the law expressly states you can't spank with objects, I am not going to label this guy a monstrous child abuser.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I'm sorry to hear that. Fortunately, I and many others did not suffer such. Even more fortunately, society has progressed to the point where many would-be abusers have heard and understand the impacts of physical abuse against children.

    I hope that you don't still have problems to get through because of your abuse, and I hope you have or will fully recover from being treated like an animal by animals.
    I think I'm doing okay.. at least my parole officer says so.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    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.
    For the last time, it does not matter what he admitted.

    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.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    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.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Words cannot describe how sickening this is.

    I hope they throw the book (a very big one) at Peterson.

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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.
    Well he did leave those marks on the child. He admitted to that.
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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    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."

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    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.

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    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.

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