Tuesday, November 04, 2014

A Plea Deal Will State That Adrian Peterson Never Beat His Son

If you were sickened by yesterday’s post about the death of eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez at the hands of his “mother” and her boyfriend — that post is HERE — then this one won’t sit well with you either.

Remember when word got out Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had beaten one of his children with a switch? Well, Peterson was accused of child abuse by the medical examiner — who called the beating, er, as Peterson called it, the whipping, “extreme.” He was subsequently indicted by a Grand Jury in September on charges related to his admitted use of a “switch” to beat his four-year-old son.

The police report included photos of cuts and bruises to the child’s back, buttocks, ankles, legs and scrotum, along with defensive wounds to the boy’s hands — meaning he was trying to stop the beating any way he could.
On top of the photographic evidence was the fact that Peterson not only admitted to the beating, he even texted the boy’s mother, saying that one wound in particular would make her 'mad at me about his leg. I got kinda good wit the tail end of the switch.'"

Bragging about how good he is at beating a child; that’s a parent, I guess.

And then, when the scandal broke, he showed very little remorse, and, in fact, told a reporter he would never "eliminate whooping my kids . . . because I know how being spanked has helped me in my life."

It helped you grow up to thinking a spanking means bruising and cutting your little boy’s body to an extreme degree.

He also described the incident as a “normal whooping” in regards to the “welps” on the child’s buttocks, but that he felt bad immediately when he saw the injuries on the child’s legs. And he “believes” he whipped his son with the switch “10 to 15” times, but he’s not sure because he doesn’t “ever count how many pops I give my kids.”

Sickening, no? It gets worse.

Now Adrian Peterson has reached an agreement in the case, and will plead no contest to one count of misdemeanor reckless assault; the plea will not include any reference to family violence or violence against a minor meaning it looks like he didn’t beat his own child.
If the agreement is accepted by Judge Kelly Case, Adrian Peterson will pay a $2,000 fine, be placed on probation, and perform 80 hours of community service. 

For beating his son so badly he had to be taken to a hospital.

Adrian Peterson, who beat his child, texted his mother that she might be angry at how bad he beat his child, admitted he gets so caught up in beating his child he has no idea how many times he’s hit the boy, and says he’d do it again, though, maybe next time, without a switch, pleads "no contest," meaning he admits no guilt. He’ll pay a tiny fine — he makes $20 million a year — and there will never be any mention of child abuse, family violence, domestic violence, or violence against a minor on his record. 

But there will be physical and emotional marks on his child for the rest of his life.


the dogs' mother said...

If it okay for his son then it is okay for him - let's see how he reacts.

Professor Chaos said...

Jeezus Christ, a fine?!?! They know this guy's a millionaire, right? That fine is less than pocket change for beating the living hell out a defenseless child. This is really sickening!

anne marie in philly said...

WRONG! FAIL! this assclown needs to go to jail! may the judge reject the plea bargain!

Ron said...

Adrian Peterson and all parents like him that defend their right to physically abuse their children are beneath contempt. And this plea agreement is beneath contempt. He got off.

Raybeard said...

Is this what it all comes down to? - and without his even having to say "God made me do it"? Heads should be hanging in utter shame.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Mad at him? Any self respecting mother would kill this monster and then leave taking the children with her.