Did the Ray Rice domestic abuse case make a case against Adrian Peterson possible?
The running back maintains he merely disciplined his child. A Texas grand jury agreed. But a zealous prosecutor opted to take the case to a second grand jury. They called the discipline child abuse, and Peterson faced a warrant for his arrest Friday. Whether the case involving the Baltimore All Pro running back influenced the prosecutor, or the second grand jury, in indicting the Minnesota All Pro running back will likely serve as a point of debate, along with the question of where the parent’s role as disciplinarian ends and the state’s role begins, if not in court than at least in the court of public opinion.
Peterson admits to administering a “whoop” on his four-year-old boy, who, authorities say suffered marks and cuts from a switch struck against his legs, buttocks, and hand. Peterson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, claims that the former NFL MVP merely disciplined his child the way his father disciplined him.
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