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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by Meadowlark View Post
    Sure why not, give him a pat on the butt and let him play until further notice.
    It's not like he is a role model or anything.
    For generations, kids have been punished with a switch. Probably the most notorious of this sort of punishment, only went to become the greatest generation, who endured a great depression and fight a world war. Just how far is all the coddling we're doing today getting us?

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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Not sure how that would even play out. I can imagine the protests and signs. Plus...honestly I think dood would benefit stepping away from the game a few months at least. He is just coming off the death of one son and now stands accused of whipping a child on his legs, stomach, groin, and butt. Dood is at the very least having a bad year.
    I think he'd also be out ten million dollars Vance, that's a decent incentive to keep playing.

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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Not sure how that would even play out. I can imagine the protests and signs. Plus...honestly I think dood would benefit stepping away from the game a few months at least. He is just coming off the death of one son and now stands accused of whipping a child on his legs, stomach, groin, and butt. Dood is at the very least having a bad year.
    I had forgotten about that until my husband reminded me over the weekend. It made it even more tragic, after losing one son he could do this to another one. I agree, he might benefit by taking some time off.
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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    I think he'd also be out ten million dollars Vance, that's a decent incentive to keep playing.
    Pretty sure he already has 10 million. Id be a lot more worried about his emotional well being long term if I was his coach.

    The league has morality clauses for a reason. I dont know...I think especially after the completely botched Ray Rice situation there needs to be better responses the FIRST time.

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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Pretty sure he already has 10 million. Id be a lot more worried about his emotional well being long term if I was his coach.

    The league has morality clauses for a reason. I dont know...I think especially after the completely botched Ray Rice situation there needs to be better responses the FIRST time.

    Pictures and video tell the story.
    Only part of it, look at the Rodney King video. The video that was released only showed the cops reaction, not the multiple times that King got up and attacked the police.

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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    His son was 4 years old and the punishment left bloody marks along bruises on his back, rear end, thighs and hands, he also stuffed leaves in the child's mouth. Children need discipline but at the age of 4, this was too much.

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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I had forgotten about that until my husband reminded me over the weekend. It made it even more tragic, after losing one son he could do this to another one. I agree, he might benefit by taking some time off.
    Not trying to judge the guy, but he doesnt sound like father of the year material. He only just found out about his first son and as I understand it, and has three other kids by different women. Maybe he was sincere when he said he is changing his life and maybe he sincerely felt that the whipping he administered was OK. I dont know...thats some very even patterned whipping. Its pretty remarkable all things considered.

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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    For generations, kids have been punished with a switch. Probably the most notorious of this sort of punishment, only went to become the greatest generation, who endured a great depression and fight a world war. Just how far is all the coddling we're doing today getting us?
    None of us have all the facts in the Peterson case.
    What I will say is that the kid was FOUR YEARS OLD!!!
    Not beating a FOUR YEAR OLD!!! with a switch shouldn't be considered coddling in any sane person's brain.
    Also, this indictment came down in TEXAS......hardly a bastion of child-coddling I would say.
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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Only part of it, look at the Rodney King video. The video that was released only showed the cops reaction, not the multiple times that King got up and attacked the police.
    We had plenty more info about Rodney King. Having more video with Ray Rice is telling as well. But there really isnt any justification for that kind of a whipping. Come on man....

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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Only part of it, look at the Rodney King video. The video that was released only showed the cops reaction, not the multiple times that King got up and attacked the police.
    When a large group of cops stand around and take turns clubbing/tasing a SUSPECT.....well, what can I say, people talk.
    At least the cops didn't shoot him.
    That's something, I guess.
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