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Cris Carter In Tears: Adrian Peterson Mustn’t Play After Child Abuse

Mon, September 15, 2014 9:47am EDT by Lauren Cox 4 Comments

While sharing his thoughts about the Adrian Peterson child abuse allegations, sports analyst Cris Carter broke down in an emotional rant about how proud he is of his team for taking Adrian off of the field. Click inside to WATCH.

Adrian Peterson, 29, has come under fire after allegations he abused his son, Tyrese Ruffin, 4. Following the news that Adrian had been cut from the Minnesota Vikings, ESPN analyst and former Viking himself, Cris Carter, 48, has lashed out at the player and commended his former team for deciding to pull him off of the field.

Cris Carter Cris While Talking About Adrian Peterson’s Child Abuse Allegations

ESPN has seen it’s fair share of intense moments, but when Cris Carter took the stage during Sunday NFL Countdown things were brought to an entirely new level.

After news that Vikings player Adrian Peterson had been accused of abusing his toddler son, and he was later charged with reckless negligent injury to a child, Cris and his ESPN co-anchors couldn’t help but sound-off on the subject.

“You can’t beat a kid to make them do what they won’t do,” Cris tells the table, tears welling up in his eyes.

“The only thing I’m proud about is the team that I played for, they did the right thing. Take him off the field. We in a climate right now, I don’t care what it is. Take him off the dang-gone field. Because you know what? As a man, that’s the only thing we really respect. We don’t respect no women, we don’t respect no kids.”

Cris’ rant was definitely emotional, and he made it very clear that he stands firmly by the NFL’s side for deciding to “deactivate” Adrian from the Vikings. Good for him!

Adrian Lashes Out At Haters: Only God Can Judge Me

After turning himself into authorities on Sept. 13 and later being cut from the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian tweeted a cryptic message in response to all of the backlash.

Adrian Peterson Reinstated After Abuse Case: Set To Play With Vikings This Week

The message, which appears to be a picture of religious scripture, features many different highlighted verses that send a clear message: no matter what happens to Adrian after these abuse allegations, there is only one opinion he cares about — God’s.

“When you become preoccupied with passing judgment, you usurp My role.” reads one of the lines.

To read the entire message tweeted out by Adrian, check out‘s previous reporting.

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — What do you think about Cris’ rant on ESPN? Do you agree with him or disagree? Let us know your thoughts on the topic in the comments below.

— Lauren Cox

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