NEW YORK (WFAN) — Retired slugger Gary Sheffield says he never disciplined his kids with a tree branch, but he would threaten them with a belt if necessary.
Sheffield spoke at length about punishing his children on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show Tuesday when asked about the scandal in Minnesota involving Adrian Peterson, who was charged with child abuse last week for using a “switch” on his 4-year-old son.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Says He Will Not Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations: 'I Never Touched Anyone Inappropriately'
“I never went to no tree,” said Sheffield, who now serves as a baseball analyst for TBS. “I went to my closet, got my belt.”
When asked if he has “done that,” Sheffield responded: “Yeah, I’ve done that. But like I said, your kid is four and you have to keep that in mind.”