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.
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.
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.”
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.
After taking a call from a fella named Eddie, who thinks Adrian Peterson deserves a pass with regards to his arrest on injuring a child, citing his own upbringing, Boomer and Craig sounded off.
In addition to all of the on-field action, Boomer and Craig offered up their take on Adrian Peterson after the Vikings running back was arrested and charged with injury to a child.
The attorney for Adrian Peterson said Friday night the Minnesota Vikings star running back has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse.
The Minnesota Vikings have a long tradition of having very good defensive tackles. They drafted Sharrif Floyd in the first round of the 2013 draft in hopes that he can continue the trend.