Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has an interesting take on why the media cannot refer to him as a “child abuser” despite the fact that his son had bruises on him after being disciplined by the star back.
“I find satisfaction in knowing the people that actually know me as a person and know my heart and that see me around my kid, they know that to be totally false (him being an abuser). And I understand that the world that we live in, people are so quick to make a judge, to be judgmental based off what they see or what they hear. I’m totally different than that. For example, with the Ray Rice situation, before the video came out, I was like, I don’t know what happened. I’m not going to just sit here and say this is what happened, this is what he did to her. Now when the video came out that was just kind of obvious. Because there was video, there was footage.”
He’s essentially saying, since you don’t have “proof” you can’t accuse me of being a child abuser.
Peterson must count his lucky stars that there isn’t a video of him beating his son because if there was he might be out of the NFL like Ray Rice.