A new report has surfaced, stating that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson admitted to spanking his son with a switch in an attempt to discipline him.
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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is the latest NFL player to be embroiled in a controversy since he was indicted for allegedly abusing his four-year-old son.
Further details of this story have surfaced, including what exactly happened during this incident. According to a report, the running back said that he did in fact hit his son with a switch.
The exact item used was a tree branch with the leaves removed, and Peterson used it spank his son. He claimed that he did this to discipline his son for pushing his other kid while they were playing a video game.
This beating left bruises and cuts on various parts of Peterson’s son’s lower body area. The child’s mother was texted about this by Peterson, and she eventually took him to the doctor before concluding that these marks were caused by child abuse.
It remains to be seen where the line will be drawn between child abuse and discipline in this case.