As Adrian Peterson continues to be in the spotlight, the larger question remains for the general public, is it right to spank your kids?
HNL's Dr. Drew Pinsky says parenting experts agree that the answer is no.
“There’s nothing positive about it, there’s always better alternatives,” he told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day" Monday.
Does that mean society agrees?
According to results from the New York Times, "polls consistently show most Americans believe spanking is an appropriate form of discipline, although it varies by party identification, race, region and religion."
Though it's decreased from earlier highs, about 70 percent of people supported spanking in 2010 and 2012.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.