Adrian Peterson Beat His Son With a Stick

ADrian peterson number 28More trouble for the NFL: Adrian Peterson went WAY too far disciplining his four-year-old son and is being taken to court in Houston for child abuse that occurred earlier this year.

According to documents, the well-known Vikings running back hit the child with a tree branch, causing bleeding and bruising to his back, legs, scrotum, hands and buttocks because he “pushed another one of Peterson’s children off of a motorbike video game.”

As a firm believer is not beating the shit out of children, I find this story especially disturbing. For one, my Mom never instilled harsher punishment than a time-out, a stern talking to, chores or revoking of privileges.

I’ve never felt right telling other people not to spank their kids, but this kind of punishment is absolutely unacceptable and one of the many reasons I would never feel right even attempting physical discipline.

Here’s why… Adrian Peterson’s lawyer has released a statement saying:

It is important to remember that Adrian never intended to harm his son and deeply regrets the unintentional injury.

So apparently, once his son was screaming and/or crying and putting his hands up to defend himself, Peterson realized that he might have gone a little overboard?  Continue reading “Adrian Peterson Beat His Son With a Stick”

Father of the Year to Luis Rivera For Exploiting Son on YouTube

Lil Poopy clubThere are bad parents out there, I know. There are parents who miss childhood milestones like graduations and dance recitals. There are parents who buy their kids liquor and let them throw huge parties at their houses because they want to be more of a friend to their children than an actual guardian. Some parents, I think, see children as more of an accessory than anything else. These are bad parents.

Then we have your terrible, god awful, I-can’t-believe-the-doctor-didn’t-sterilize-you-after-he-found-out-you-were-pregnant parents. These are the ones who obviously don’t give a shit about their kids.

You have your Joe Jacksons, your Kris Jenners, your Casey Anthonys. Now, you can add Luis Rivera, Sr. to that list.  Continue reading “Father of the Year to Luis Rivera For Exploiting Son on YouTube”