Adrian Peterson Uses a Belt to Punish Son Despite NFL Child Abuse Suspension

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson said he still physically disciplines his children after he was charged with child abuse and suspended from the NFL. “I had to discipline my son and spank him the other day with a belt,” Peterson told the Bleacher Report, adding that he also punishes his children by making them do wall squats or taking away their electronics. “There’s different ways I discipline my kids. I didn’t let that change me.” Peterson was suspended after he was charged with felony child abuse for beating his then-4-year-old son all over his body with a “switch.” He took his son to a doctor after the incident, and the doctor reported the injuries to authorities. Peterson eventually pleaded no contest for a reduced charge. ESPN reports there has been no comment from the NFL or the Redskins on the matter.