Adrian Peterson is giving more insight into his child abuse case that is growing by the day. The Minnesota ‘Vikings’ player recently took to his Twitter account to express deep regret for spanking his son to the point of injury.


“I have to live with the fact that when I disciplined my son the way I was disciplined as a child, I caused an injury that I never intended or thought would happen,” wrote the star athlete. “I know that many people disagree with the way I disciplined my child. I also understand after meeting with a psychologist that there are other alternative ways of disciplining a child that may be more appropriate.”

Adrian further tweeted, “I am not a perfect son. I am not a perfect husband. I am not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser.”

The ‘Vikings’ apparently believed Peterson as they cleared him to practice and play in the team’s upcoming game on Sunday. “This is a difficult path to navigate regarding the judgment of how a parent disciplines his child,” said ‘Vikings’ General Manager Rick Spielman. “We believe he deserves to play while the legal process plays out.”

Adrian was arrested and released on bond this past Friday after police found him guilty of child abuse. The courts are said to be considering felony charges of abuse since this was not the first time Peterson’s spankings brought about injury to one of his children. The ‘Vikings’ originally suspended the player indefinitely but rescinded such decision after Adrian released his apologetic statement by way of Twitter.




Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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