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    Adrian Peterson arrested on child injury charges

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    Adrian Peterson of Minnesota Vikings indicted in child case - ESPN

    Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in to Montgomery County, Texas, authorities early Saturday morning.

    He was booked into the Montgomery County jail at 1:06 a.m. CT and released at 1:35 a.m. CT after posting the $15,000 bond.

    Peterson had been indicted by a grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child and a warrant had been issued for his arrest. He flew back early Saturday morning to Minnesota, where he has been deactivated for the Vikings' home game against the Patriots on Sunday.

    Peterson's uncle, Chris, told ESPN.com that Peterson will be releasing a statement at some point through his attorney but that it wouldn't come Saturday. Peterson wants to take his time, his uncle said.

    Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, issued a statement Friday saying his client's conduct "involves using a switch to spank his son." According to a report by Sports Radio 610 in Houston, Peterson removed the leaves of a tree branch, which he referred to in a police report as "a switch," to strike the 4-year-old child.

    "This indictment follows Adrian's full cooperation with authorities who have been looking into this matter. Adrian is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son," Hardin said in his statement. "He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in east Texas. Adrian has never hidden from what happened."

    Hardin said Peterson has cooperated fully with authorities and voluntarily testified before the grand jury for several hours.

    "Adrian will address the charges with the same respect and responsiveness he has brought to this inquiry from its beginning," Hardin said. "It is important to remember that Adrian never intended to harm his son and deeply regrets the unintentional injury."

    The Vikings released a statement earlier Friday saying they're in the process of gathering information about Peterson's legal situation and deferred comment to Hardin.

    Peterson is pictured on the Vikings' tickets for Sunday's game as well as the tickets for his alma mater Oklahoma's home game against Tennessee on Saturday.

    Last October, Peterson's 2-year-old son died in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, after being allegedly assaulted by a man who was dating the boy's mother. Peterson learned only two months earlier that he was the boy's father. The man who assaulted the boy, Joseph Robert Patterson, was charged with murder and manslaughter.

    The Houston station, citing law enforcement sources, said Peterson told police that the incident -- he referred to it as a "whooping" -- occurred in Spring, Texas, in May as punishment for his son pushing another one of Peterson's children. The boy suffered cuts and bruises to areas including his back, buttocks, ankles and legs.

    Peterson reflected on the loss of his 2-year-old son in an August interview with ESPN.com Vikings reporter Ben Goessling.

    "It's just made me stop taking things for granted," said Peterson, who turned 29 in March. "Life is short. You never know. You just want to take advantage of the time you do have."

    Peterson, in his eighth NFL season, rushed for 10,115 yards through his first seven full seasons as a pro, the fifth-most for any running back in NFL history during that specific time frame.
    I bolded the main part of this, but basically he hit his 4 year old child with a switch on the kid's back, butt, and legs. TMZ has photos of the injuries but they're kinda graphic maybe?, so I'm just going to link instead of quoting them inline:

    http://ll-media.tmz.com/2014/09/12/0...injuries-5.jpg

    People were talking about this a lot at work yesterday and saying how bad it was that parents get punished just for spanking their kids. I know spanking is a hot topic, and honestly even though I don't think I'd spank my kid, I don't think it should get someone jail time. But I also think spanking a child with a hand is REALLY different from taking a switch to them and hitting them on the back and legs too. To me, the arrest isn't an overreaction just based on what I have read/seen of the evidence. (He acknowledges he "whooped" the child too, but said he didn't mean to give those injuries).

    I'm going to be following the story but I wanted to hear other people's thoughts on it too.
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    I can't imagine making a four year old scream in actual pain as I made them bleed, no matter what they had done. Crying because you're upset you're being punished more than the actual pain inflicted is one thing, but marks are another.

    That's not spanking.
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    What really pissed me off, other than the obvious, is that another child of his died last year because another man abused him to death. Poor kid was only two. You'd have thought that he would have learned something from that... Adrian Peterson's son, 2, dies; man charged with abuse
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    Quote Originally Posted by linzerfufu View Post
    I can't imagine making a four year old scream in actual pain as I made them bleed, no matter what they had done. Crying because you're upset you're being punished more than the actual pain inflicted is one thing, but marks are another.

    That's not spanking.
    That part really made me wonder about his lawyer saying this:

    "Adrian will address the charges with the same respect and responsiveness he has brought to this inquiry from its beginning," Hardin said. "It is important to remember that Adrian never intended to harm his son and deeply regrets the unintentional injury."
    It's hard to imagine someone having the attitude of not wanting to harm or injure but a child end up looking like that.
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    He didn't just "spank" his kid. He bit the shit out of him, causing multiple open wounds.
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    The TMZ article has updated info too:

    4:12 PM PT -- According to the police report, Peterson allegedly sent text messages to the child's mother saying he "felt bad" because he struck the kid in the testicles.

    "Got him in the nuts once I noticed. But I felt so bad, n I'm all tearing that butt up when needed!" the text said.

    Peterson allegedly sent a follow up text saying, "Never do I go overboard! But all my kids will know, hey daddy has he biggest heart but don't play no games when it comes to acting right."

    4:10 PM PT -- According to the police report, the child told authorities he had also been hit by a belt and there were "a lot of belts in daddy's closet."

    The child also said AP had put leaves in his mouth when he was being struck and that his pants were down.

    3:50 PM PT -- The Vikings have deactivated Peterson for Sunday's game.

    Read more: Adrian Peterson -- Indicted for Child Abuse ... Doc Reported Injuries (Photo Update) | TMZ.com
    The quote from the kid about all the belts in the closet is just ...
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    My god if anyone could look at those pictures and think it was okay to beat a child like that . That isn't spanking that is abuse.

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    I thought it was an overreaction when I first heard this but seeing those pictures. Just wow!
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    Disgusts me.

    I am 100% for spanking, but to bruise and leave open wounds on a child, especially a 4 yr old, is just revolting. Regardless of what he did, there's no excuse

    Some ppl should not be parents. This story breaks my heart.




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    I was spanked as a kid, never EVER did I have a mark left from it. That's definitely not spanking, that's abuse.
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