Adrian Peterson Case Renews the Debate Over Corporal Punishment

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Running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended by the Minnesota Vikings after being indicted in Texas for reckless or negligent injury to a child. Peterson’s four-year old son reportedly suffered welts on his legs, buttocks and scrotum after Peterson whipped him with a switch like the one Peterson’s father often used on him. Voices have been raised on both sides—and one of Peterson’s best-known supporters is the legendary basketball star and sports commentator, Charles Barkley.




Warren Olney