Adrian Peterson's Childhood Football Coach Defends Player
September 18th, 2014
10:52 AM ET

Adrian Peterson's Childhood Football Coach Defends Player

A former coach of Adrian Peterson's is speaking out and defending the player.

On "New Day" Thursday, Steve Eudey told CNN's Michaela Pereira that he 'doesn't understand' how Peterson is being lumped together with other NFL players for abuse.

“Adrian was disciplining his child. In my opinion, that is a difference than physically whipping a woman or a child … going overboard on discipline is not the same thing as hitting somebody with your fist and knocking them down," he said.

Eudey cited Peterson's "track record of kindness to people in general," and said he feels Peterson was disciplining his child and it may have gone too far.

“Adrian knows right from wrong," he said.

"He understands the injuries to the child was not his intent and he was wrong and he has apologized for that.”


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  1. Alex

    Yes, spanking is ok. However, what Mr. Peterson did to his child was abuse! I have Four children and I could not live with myself if I injured my child to that extant that he did.

    September 19, 2014 at 7:19 am | Reply

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