The news just keeps getting worse for the NFL. On Wednesday the reeling league was hit with another scandal when the Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer was reportedly arrested for an attack on a woman.
The child abuse charges surrounding Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson have reignited discussions about child discipline.
When asked whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should resign over the way his office handled the incident, the Democrat sidestepped the question.
Peterson is charged with a felony for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son and now could miss the rest of the season while the case proceeds through the court system.
A week ago, it seemed the world was angry at Roger Goodell because he had botched the Ray Rice decision. That was just the tip of the iceberg.
Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL’s biggest sponsors, says it isn’t happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league.
In a statement, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said disciplining “a child to the extent of visible wounds, as has been alleged, should not be tolerated in our state.”
Reggie Bush is rushing to the defense of Adrian Peterson, saying he too would “harshly” discipline his young child.
Retired slugger Gary Sheffield says he never hit his kids with a tree branch, but he would threaten them with a belt if necessary.
In a statement, Radisson said it “takes this matter very seriously particularly in light of our long-standing commitment to the protection of children.”
Another day, another edition of the Morning Extravaganza that began with a conversation on the ugly side of the NFL, or I guess you could say the ugly side of society.
The Vikings reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, three days after benching him because he was facing a child-abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.
“Every black parent in my neighborhood in the south would be in trouble or in jail under those circumstances … We called it ‘spanking’ or ‘whipping’ our kids.”
Domestic violence, child abuse, health issues and a potential cover-up. There is enough to damage the NFL. What we’ll find out is exactly how much it can withstand.
James from the Bronx called Boomer and Craig to talk about the Adrian Peterson story and share with the guys that he was “whooped” by his grandmother, and loves her for it.