Adrian’s fans are shocked after the Minnesota Vikings running back admitted to spanking his son with a switch in a Sept. 12 statement. See what fans are tweeting right here.
Minnesota Viking fans are appalled that Adrian Peterson, 29, allegedly beat his 4-year-old son repeatedly with a switch. From disbelief to downright disgust, HollywoodLife.com has compiled some emotional tweets about the running back who was indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery, Texas on Sept. 12 for injury to his young child. Some fans think he should be released from the Minnesota Vikings indefinitely, while others feel Adrian should be sent to prison. What do YOU think?
Adrian Peterson Indictment: Fans Outraged By Vikings Player’s Alleged Child Abuse
Fans from all over the country are tweeting about Adrian’s child abuse charges. Here’s what some of them have to say:
Crazy story about Adrian Peterson!!! I can’t stand abuse, especially to kids because they can’t defend themselves
— Mike Texidor (@miketexidor21) September 13, 2014
Saddest part of the Adrian Peterson story is reading his comments & seeing how he truly believes he was acting in his child’s best interests — John Tomase (@jtomase) September 13, 2014
I’m disgusted and stunned by how many people seen to be okay with what Adrian Peterson did to his son. He is 4 people! Nothing a 4 year old
— Meagan (@SFGiantsMeag) September 13, 2014
Gotta say I’m disappointed in Adrian Peterson — Willy Verneris (@wverneris) September 13, 2014
Shocked by people thinking beating your child until they bleed is OK. Sorry if your parents did it to you, they were wrong. Adrian Peterson
— Cindy Mathews (@abqpatsfan) September 13, 2014
Adrian Peterson Admits To Spanking His Young Son
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Adrian’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, released a statement saying the football player “is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son.”
In the statement, Rusty defends his client, writing:
Adrian Peterson has been informed that he was indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas for Injury to a Child. The charged conduct involves using a switch to spank his son. This indictment follows Adrian’s full cooperation with authorities who have been looking into this matter. Adrian is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son. He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in east Texas. Adrian has never hidden from what happened. He has cooperated fully with authorities and voluntarily testified before the grand jury for several hours. Adrian will address the charges with the same respect and responsiveness he has brought to this inquiry from its beginning. It is important to remember that Adrian never intended to harm his son and deeply regrets the unintentional injury.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Has Adrian lost the respect and support of his fans? Let us know!