November 18, 2014 12:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]The NFL has suspended Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings for the rest of the season.

In a letter to Peterson, [NFL Commissioner Roger] Goodell noted, “You have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct.”

Peterson, 29, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault in Montgomery County (Texas) Court on Nov. 4 after being indicted on a felony child abuse charge by a grand jury for striking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch.

Peterson has not played for the Minnesota Vikings since the season opener, and was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list while his legal process played out. Peterson was being paid $691,000 per week until now, and will not be reconsidered for reinstatement prior to April 15.

The NFL Players’ Association said in a statement that it will appeal Peterson’s suspension and is demanding a neutral arbitrator handle the appeal.[su_csky_ad]



D.B. Hirsch
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10 responses to Adrian Peterson Suspended Over Child Abuse Charges

  1. rg9rts November 18th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    He still doesn’t get it… sad

    • tracey marie November 18th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      He doesn’t. He was treated like a hero and mobbed when he went to court. People were there to take pictures of and with him…he was cheered. People actually brought their children to meet a child abuser

    • tracey marie November 18th, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      oh yeah…tag

  2. pinballsdoll November 18th, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    he has a tremondous sense of entitlement

  3. Foundryman November 18th, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    What is so hard for him to see that you don’t whip a 4 year old with a stick until they are bruised and bleeding?? That’s not discipline, it’s abuse, and he’s lucky he’s not going to jail.

  4. Ron Jackson November 18th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    On this one, no comment

  5. RK Johnston November 18th, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    What folks like Peterson do not get is that playing ANY professional sport is not a right, but a privilage. One that can be revoked at any time, especially for heinous conduct like his.
    There is a line between discipline and abuse…and Adrain crossed it.
    Yet by not taking responsibility for his actions, a dose of a stronger remedy (he was sentenced to probation, parenting classes, and community service) was called for.

    As a survivor of child abuse myself (and I chose not to have kids partly because of this), I daresay that Mr. Goodell did what needed to be done. It’s up to Mr. Peterson to make the changes necessary to stay employed in the NFL.
    Some time away from the game might do him a world of good…or not.

    • arc99 November 18th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      working in any profession from the lowest paid to the highest is not a right but a privilege. obviously the NFL as private concern can determine what conduct is grounds for temporary or permanent suspension. but if Peterson were a cab driver or a carpenter, do we say that if someone in those professions is found guilty of the same crime, serving no actual jail time, they should be prevented from earning a living? I say no.

      so why is Peterson’s situation different? is it because he earns 100 times or more the salary of a carpenter? do only people in the top income brackets get penalized by their employers? what is the standard? that is my problem with the whole mess.

      • Foundryman November 18th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

        Actually, I think there should be a higher standard for the rich and famous, especially when it comes to family.
        The higher income crowd are viewed as leaders, roll models even if they don’t like it. The price they pay for bad behavior should be greater than an unknown cab driver or carpenter.
        I would put money on the cab driver or carpenter’s children would be turned over to child services and they would see a few days in jail if they did what Peterson did…
        What Peterson did is appalling, if he worked for me, he would be gone….

  6. mark pursel November 19th, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    In an attempt to expose, confront, and stop DCFS abuse I have started the Liberty Scraps channel youtube. I will be seeking out and posting videos that highlight the fight against DCFS / CPS corruption. We must fight and scrap to maintain, preserve, and expand upon the few scraps of liberty our current police state allows.

    I am a 21 year police veteran and current police detective that has actively investigated hundreds of child abuse cases. I am also a victim of DCFS corruption. I offer the following advice: Do not ever speak to DCFS…When they come to your home, step outside and close the door behind you…Collect their business card and listen to the allegation against you…Then exert your right to reman silent and do so…Do not answer ANY questions. Do not allow them into your home. Do not allow them to see or interview your children. Do not sign anything. Do not provide them with ANY information about your children or family. If you have time, record the at the door encounter. If your children are old enough, teach them how to exercise their right to remain silent; children should exercise their right to remain silent if interviewed at school or if DCFS comes back to your home with an investigative warrant (school interviews can be avoided by home schooling your children). Any investigative warrant obtained solely on an uncorroborated anonymous allegation to the DCFS hotline is illegal; you should seek an attorney to file a federal civil rights lawsuit under 42 USC 1983 if DCFS serves an illegal warrant on your home.