I’m sure many of you have already heard about the breaking news, but it turns out Adrian Peterson has been indicted for injuring his son while disciplining him. The latest news that I’ve been able to find indicates that among other things, he has been deactivated for Sunday’s game against the Patriots because of this incident.
Adrian appears to be a loving father, as depicted in these images, and his full cooperation and honesty about the issue gives credit to his actions for being nothing more than a father disciplining his child, albeit in a manner that is frowned upon in today’s society. Society now has gone so far as to turn these people into criminals. Granted, I do not know the extent of his son’s injury, I still contend that society is going to far in prying into people’s lives in telling them how to handle their children when they misbehave. Too many children these days get away with far too much misbehaving, and it is all due to the fact that parents are terrified to correct the action, because they will be punished for trying to correct their children. So instead, they allow these miscreants to run rampant in the world.
Now the Vikings must figure out how to beat the Patriots without their star running back. With Asiata and McKinnon trying to fill the void, will the Patriots back off and shut down all aspects of the offense? Will they go too far in ignoring the backups, and allow them to have career days? Or will Turner trust them too much, and allow them to make mistakes in critical times during the game? We can only wait and hope that this team is strong enough to scrap together a win against a team that has been a playoff superstar for the past decade.