Vikings GM: “We feel strongly as an organization that this was disciplining a child”

Rick Spielman

Rick Spielman

Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman held a press conference today to announce the team’s decision to reactivate child abuser Adrian Peterson. Spielman stressed that the team did not condone child abuse, and that Peterson — who was arrested Friday for child abuse — should be allowed due process under the law.

But he also said: “We feel strongly as an organization that this [was] disciplining a child.”

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Ray Rice Plans to Appeal His NFL Suspension Today

Ray Rice

Disgraced Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and the NFL Players Association plan to appeal his NFL suspension Tuesday.

Rice, 27, was suspended indefinitely by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after new video footage was released showing Rice callously knocking out his now-wife, Janay Rice, in a casino elevator in mid-February.

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Adrian Peterson Shows No Remorse in Mugshot

Adrian Peterson

Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in to Houston authorities early Saturday morning. On Friday a grand jury indicted Peterson on charges of whipping his 4-year-old son with a tree branch. Peterson, 29, was booked into jail at 1 a.m. Saturday and released 30 minutes later on $15,000 bond. Houston police released this mugshot of an arrogant Peterson smiling as if he didn’t have a care in the world.

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Adrian Peterson Suspended By Vikings After His Indictment for Child Abuse

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.

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Hannity guest calls Ray Rice a “victim,” says Janay Rice “knocked herself out”

Ray Rice

A. J. Delgado, a National Review columnist, says former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is “a victim,” and the shocking elevator video footage actually helped his case.

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First Photo of Ray and Janay Rice After Baltimore Ravens Terminated His Contract

Ray and Janay Rice

A quick thinking paparazzi apparently ordered flowers to be delivered to the Baltimore home of former NFL player Ray Rice on Tuesday. The photog snapped shots of the embattled couple as they answered the door to accept the flowers.

The exclusive photos were published in today’s NY Post.

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Twitter Drags Janay Rice for Staying With Her Abuser

Janay Rice tweets

Ray Rice’s long-suffering wife Janay Rice is a trending topic on social media giant Twitter.com. Janay posted a response on her private Instagram page blaming the media and public opinion for her husband’s indefinite suspension from the NFL on Monday.

Typical of most women who suffer from battered women syndrome, Janay wrote: “No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted [opinions] has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing.”

Janay’s statement didn’t go over so well with women on social media, who criticized her harshly for staying and defending her abuser.

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