September 17th, 2014
10:06 AM ET

NFL Veteran Believes Vikings Made The Right Move Suspending Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that Adrian Peterson will not play again until his legal issues are resolved. Peterson was indicted on a felony child abuse charge last week.

On "New Day" Wednesday, former NFL player and ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson agreed with the Vikings and said the team made "the right move" in suspending Adrian Peterson.

The players' union and lawyers may fight this suspension since Peterson has not yet been convicted on child abuse.

While Johnson said he is a "firm believer in due process", he went on to say "how much evidence do you need when there are pictures sitting right in front your face?"

Tell us what you think, do you feel the Minnesota Vikings jumped the gun in suspending Adrian Peterson before being convicted of a crime?

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  1. Richard Rodriguez

    I was a child disciplined with the belt, however not prior to 8 years old if I remember correctly. I don't see the need for corporal punishment before that age. That being said as everyone claims the so-called experts state that corporal punishment does not work, I would like to compare teens of today with teens back in the day. There have been more crimes by your teens, more teen age pregnancies, less academic accomplishment and less respect for authorities such as teachers, police, etc. With those statistics how can you sit there in front of the nation and claim that corporal punishment is wrong. Child abuse is not a couple of welts from a belt. A spanking across the backside is not child abuse. I don't condone slapping a child in the face or the use of a item that could actually cut the skin, however corporal punishment has worked because we turned out to become productive members of society and today's children are DEFINITELY not.

    September 18, 2014 at 8:01 am | Reply
  2. allandr

    're Spanking. Watched your interaction Don Lemon. Stop calling threats to spank or spanks itself " SPANKING" Call it as it is assault. The term spank gives legitimacy to aggressive or threatening g to assault a child.

    Another way to view it is a bully situation. An adult at 150 lbs and a child at 50lbs!

    And thanks for helping on Don Lemons evolvement.

    And thanks for helping Don on his evplvement

    September 18, 2014 at 3:51 am | Reply

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