Adrian Peterson and son Adrian Jr

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was "deactivated" (read: suspended) after he was indicted for viciously beating his 4-year-son with a switch. Peterson's weak excuse was that he disciplined his son in the manner which he was raised.

The sad irony is Peterson’s secret Love child was beaten to death in October by his mother's boyfriend.

Joseph Patterson, 27, was arrested and charged in that case.

Peterson's child abuse came to light when the boy's mother noticed fresh injuries on her son's back, buttocks, legs and scrotum after Peterson returned him from a court-ordered visitation.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of injury to a child, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday.

A statement from Sheriff Tommy Gage said a grand jury "true billed" Peterson on Thursday, and the arrest warrant was issued at 2:47 p.m. CT on Friday.

The Vikings announced Friday evening that Peterson will not play Sunday when Minnesota hosts the New England Patriots.

Peterson is the 2nd NFL star to be suspended this week for domestic abuse.

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was cut by the team on Monday and the NFL suspended him indefinitely after gossip tabloid TMZ released video showing him knocking out his wife in a casino elevator.

As in the case of Ray Rice where there is video evidence, there is graphic photo evidence of Peterson's child abuse.

Women and children are easy targets of grown men who were raised in violent homes. Until we as a people stop assaulting our own children, the cycle of domestic violence will continue.

Adrian Peterson and son Adrian Jr

Adrian Peterson and son Adrian Jr

Adrian Peterson and son Adrian Jr

Adrian Peterson and son Adrian Jr

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    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      What the Statute of Limitations on beating your kid with a switch? Cause ima serve my Grandmother and my Great-Grandmother and my Mama with papers.. :coffee:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      Shooo I should sue for pain and suffering cause they made me go get MY OWN SWITCH!!!!! :cry:

    • whatdoesitmatter

      I saw the pics of that baby. I was never beat that severely. If I was the mom it'd be supervised visitation period.

    • lovezoe

      Sorry. What worked for us is no longer the norm. I get it with all sorts of things I wouldn't even consider now. We can't be mad at Ray Rice, but excuse AP for "disciplining" his child. Not saying it's anyone here, on Twitter. I saw them pics. No excuse for a 210 lb man to beat a baby like that. NONE

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      @lovezoe

      But if he was raised that way how do people expect him to know better?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      Peterson has issued a statement through his lawyer saying, "The charged conduct involves using a switch to spank his son."

      "This indictment follows Adrian's full cooperation with authorities who have been looking into this matter. Adrian is a loving father who used his judgement as a parent to discipline his son."

      "He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in East Texas. Adrian has never hidden from what happened."

      "He has cooperated fully with authorities and voluntarily testified before the grand jury for several hours."

      "Adrian will address the charges with the same respect and responsiveness he has brought to this inquiry from its beginning. It is important to remember that Adrian never intended to harm his son and deeply regrets the unintentional injury."

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      I dunno...i guess people need to keep up with the times and what white folk are doing..that's the standard..black folk don't get to set their own standards in their families or community.. :shrugs:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      I just came from Target was in line when a lil Sprite in front of me told his Becky mama "I hatecho guts!!!!" Mama was like "settle down" :rollseyes: guess he'll get timeout of something

    • lovezoe

      I think their is more than one way to skin a cat. My seven year old will write 100x i will be/I will not, etc. burpees, stairs, loss of bed time. Whatever works. I didn't say don't spank, but switches shouldn't be part of the equation. We have too many tools our parents didn't to go that route.

    • whatdoesitmatter

      This is not right. I'm so bothered by the justifications but no matter what you say it will never be right to beat your kids. Why do we beat our children? Do you ever stop and ask? Why? Because they beat us. They beat us and now we've made it right to do it to the babies we love. I don't do it to mine and they're better for it.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      So we gonna throw him in jail so he can't take care of none of his kids? I hope if found guilty there is some diversionary program for him

    • lovezoe

      I don't think jail rehabilitates. Counseling is needed.

    • ShoYaRight

      I saw the pictures and that's too much for a 4 year old in my opinion. The child is freaking four!!!!!!!! What does he expect from a four year old?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      Well at least we agree on that. Jail is not a solution

    • ShoYaRight

      4:12 PM PT -- According to the police report, Peterson allegedly sent text messages to the child's mother saying he "felt bad" because he struck the kid in the testicles.

      "Got him in the nuts once I noticed. But I felt so bad, n I'm all tearing that butt up when needed!" the text said.

      Peterson allegedly sent a follow up text saying, "Never do I go overboard! But all my kids will know, hey daddy has he biggest heart but don't play no games when it comes to acting right."

      4:10 PM PT -- According to the police report, the child told authorities he had also been hit by a belt and there were "a lot of belts in daddy's closet."

      The child also said AP had put leaves in his mouth when he was being struck and that his pants were down.

      Read more: http:// http://www.tmz.com#ixzz3D9KmqRIj

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      injuries on her son’s back, buttocks, legs and scrotum
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      :wtf:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      I popped mines on the behind, legs, or pinched his underarm when he was little, A FEW TIMES and never had to do anything from then on :no:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      NOt all at once :tea:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      @DTTS

      <--Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

      injuries on her son’s back, buttocks, legs and scrotum
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      :wtf:

      _______________________

      That baby was rolling around tryin to get away..that always makes it worse..i guess it was too much for his age..but so many people were raised that way it's gonna take massive education to change minds..we judging on a case by case basis..

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Dat, I hear you BUT the last part :no:

      I hope that baby is fine, and was not abused :pray:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :nite: Roses.
      Everyone be safe...

    • Rib of Chan

      Last part come from take your clothes off and hand me that switch. The baby was naked when he got switched.

    • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

      Four year olds don't need switches or belts. I used to pop mine with my hand once or twice and that was enough. Smh. Four year olds should not have bruises. Smh.

    • lovezoe

      Four year olds don’t need switches or belts. I used to pop mine with my hand once or twice and that was enough. Smh. Four year olds should not have bruises. Smh.
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      Point.Blank.Period

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      :facepalm: Here we go again

      George Zimmerman is in legal trouble again.

      WSVN reports that his latest brush with the law came on Tuesday when Zimmerman allegedly threatened to kill a man during a road rage incident in Lake Mary, Florida.

      The man, whose name has not been reported, also told police Zimmerman was waiting for him at his work.

      Zimmerman allegedly admitted to police that he had an altercation with the man, but he won't face legal action because the man has declined to press charges.

      That's exactly how Zimmerman escaped his last two legal battles.

    • Ni ni

      What website are the pictures of the little boy on?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      @NiNi

      ZMT sports... flip that around

    • Ni ni

      Ok I saw them. Yeah he went overboard. They always say don't whoop when you're angry. He must've been highly upset. The little boy is too young for that kind of whipping.

    • luVn_liFe…

      SANDRA he did NOT whoop the 4 yr old kid; he whooped his 11 yr OLD son.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      I read that a child of his from a different mom was pushed by this child causing peterson to whip him. I'll bet too the babymama wasn't happy about her kid getting whipped for messing with another one of his kids??? How many babymamas does this guy have anyway? Perhaps he should have his kids visit him a different times in the future

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      luVn_liFe... says:

      SANDRA he did NOT whoop the 4 yr old kid; he whooped his 11 yr OLD son

      --------

      if the child in those pic is 11 then hes got much worse problems..is that kid starving? Cause he's real little.

    • luVn_liFe…

      datsmdubya2u says:

      luVn_liFe… says:

      SANDRA he did NOT whoop the 4 yr old kid; he whooped his 11 yr OLD son

      ——–

      if the child in those pic is 11 then hes got much worse problems..is that kid starving? Cause he’s real little.
      ~~~~~
      LOL NO DATS, that is NOT The kid, AP has about 7 kids , five bms

    • CocoKhaleesi

      "No Good Deeds" aka "The Idris Elba movie" was not as terrible as I first expected to be... That shower scene could have been more through in my opinion...

    • Roc

      @Luvn...I won't know you like that, but where are you getting this information because it's ONLY being reported as the 4 year old. People beating on toddlers make the normal person outraged.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      luVn_liFe... says:

      datsmdubya2u says:

      luVn_liFe… says:

      SANDRA he did NOT whoop the 4 yr old kid; he whooped his 11 yr OLD son

      ——–

      if the child in those pic is 11 then hes got much worse problems..is that kid starving? Cause he’s real little.
      ~~~~~
      LOL NO DATS, that is NOT The kid, AP has about 7 kids , five bms

      ________________________________

      No im talking about the pics of the injuries on other sites...those legs are of a little child no an 11 yr old

    • lovezoe

      They say the navy is 4. :(

    • luVn_liFe…

      Yesterday almost all the reports said it was his 11 yr old son. Schefter on ESPN said it was his 4 yr old. :eek:
      that's even worse!
      He was booked and bonded out on 15K last night.
      I just read he makes his kids call him "Deddy Peterson"

      Those marks are excessive. :(

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRsEXGXLlYM&feature=fvsr ALBoy

      When lil al was 5 or 6 I whipped him pretty badly he was at school asking strangers adults for money and snacks. When we got home I beat his butt. Once I stopped I broke down one because If one of those folks wanted to they could have taken him. Two I left marks. The folks got involved but nothing happened. I never have to whoop him now. I never wanted to whoop my children because I was abused by my dad but I learned how to discipline them with and without whipping. Maybe AP went too far maybe the fear of losing his kid will help him look at it a lil different.

    • User Friendly

      so one of his kids is already dead from being beaten to death and another one may be scarred physically and mentally for life.

      just going out on a limb here but perhaps its time to do something differently :think:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      just going out on a limb here but perhaps its time to do something differently :think:

      by User Friendly on Sep 13, 2014 at 8:06 am

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      Yesh stop having so mamy kids... at the time that baby was murdered Adrian wasnt even sure it was his...he was going thru the court system in N. Dakota to see if it was his... after he died Adrian sort of claimed him and paid for the fune cause :shrugs: afterall wasnt like he was gonna have to pay CS

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      Yt folk to black folk "you cant whoop your kids" :rules:

      "But the police can" :coffee:

    • lovezoe

      Watch LHH Hollywood. Teiarra is straight up crazy. I see why she ain't making hits.

    • KrayZKat

      I wish people would spend less time hitting, and more time talking. So many kids get hit, and that's it. They still don't understand what they did wrong.

      Why is hitting always the first line of discipline anyway? They cycle of abuse must stop, especially in our community where it's oftentimes justified.

    • Mahoganynative

      We got whippings with switches growing up too, but NEVER do I remember it breaking the skin... Im from the deep south and even there this would be considered child abuse.

    • San ah make ya dance

      They said Jayz announced that Bey is preg again last night :yahoo: pic from the show looks like it

    • San ah make ya dance

      We got whippings with switches growing up too, but NEVER do I remember it breaking the skin… Im from the deep south and even there this would be considered child abuse.
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      :cosign: my granny from the south and no one in my fam ever broke skin. Plus this child was too young anyway.

    • luVn_liFe…

      San ah make ya dance says:

      They said Jayz announced that Bey is preg again last night :yahoo: pic from the show looks like it
      ~~~~~
      :shock:

    • JerseyGirl68

      If Adrian Peterson (and not the mother or her current boyfriend) did in fact inflict those injuries to his son, then put Mr. NFL'er ass under the jail ASAP. That is not discipline. That's abuse. :wtf:

      Sidebar: I :sideeye: his azz when he played football right after his child was murdered and continued with his life like the child never existed.

    • FuturedocDonte

      Sidebar: I :huh: his azz when he played football right after his child was murdered and continued with his life like the child never existed.
      ----
      :yahoo: <---- Adrian when that one night stand baby died and he no longer had to send off child support

    • FuturedocDonte

      And I knew beyonce was pregnant when they wouldn't let anybody put eyes on her when she was in Paris :coffee: they Finna retire

    • JerseyGirl68

      FuturedocDonte writes:

      And I knew beyonce was pregnant when they wouldn’t let anybody put eyes on her when she was in Paris :coffee: they Finna retire

      ******************

      Wait, Sasha Fierce is actually pregnant this time??? Blank stare. She just can't let Kelly have all the pregnant shine now could she. SMH.

    • FuturedocDonte

      Wait, Sasha Fierce is actually pregnant this time??? Blank stare. She just can’t let Kelly have all the pregnant shine now could she. SMH.
      -----
      Everybody (except Sandra :huh: ) :lol: is reporting that Jay Z announced at a concert that she was pregnant by switching the lyrics in beach is better to "and she's pregnant with another one". I heard the audio, ion think he switched it :shrug:

      Bey look bigger now then she ever did when she was pregnant with blue... Bish might be like 8 months :eek:

    • Miany

      Hey doc :waves:
      Hey everyone. I think he needs to be advised as to how far to go and when to discipline the children.

    • ShoYaRight

      JerseyGirl68 says:

      Sidebar: I :sideeye: his azz when he played football right after his child was murdered and continued with his life like the child never existed.
      _________________________________________

      so did I

      ~~~~~~~~~~~

      she pregnant again? you mean pregnant for the first time? kelly, ciara and jessica simpson, alicia have been pregnant for real. that sneaky, funny biz beyonce pulled ain't fool no one but her most loyal fans. let's all just say she's going to be a mother again.