Well, he’s not doling out the harsh punishment yet, since his daughter is only a year old. But she’s better not get out of line or she’s got a beating to look forward to.
Reggie Bush is rushing to the defense of Adrian Peterson, saying he too will “harshly” discipline his 1-year-old daughter.
The Detroit Lions running back, appearing Tuesday on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show, said Peterson should be allowed to play football despite beingindicted on charges of child abuse for hitting his 4-year-old son with a tree branch, causing cuts to the child’s legs.
“I was punished the same way,” Bush said. “And I know a lot of my friends and a lot of the guys I played with, they were punished the same way, too.”
Oh, so that makes it OK, we guess. We could make an observation about such cultural norms leading to a future of criminal behavior, but hey, that’d be racist or something.
Notice the media’s been rather hesitant to go there?
The 29-year-old said he uses his “best judgment” when it comes to punishing his daughter, Briseis. But he opened himself up for criticism by admitting he will come down hard on the toddler.
“I have a 1-year-old daughter, and I discipline her,” he said. “I definitely will try to — will obviously not leave bruises or anything like that on her. But I definitely will discipline her harshly depending on what the situation is.”
Maybe he could try loving his girl instead and not act like a fucking brute toward a toddler.
In other news, Anheuser-Busch today sent a message to the NFL: Get your shit together.
In another indication of the hit to the NFL’s reputation, major sponsor Anheuser-Busch is expressing concern over the league’s handling of the recent domestic violence and child abuse charges facing active players.
Anheuser-Busch, the official beer of the NFL since 2011, previously had declined to comment on the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson cases, among others. But Tuesday, an A-B spokesperson released this statement:
“We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season. We are not yet satisfied with the league’s handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code. We have shared our concerns and expectations with the league.”
Meanwhile, has anyone put out an APB for Roger Goodell? Who knows, maybe he’s acting presidential and is off on a golf vacation during a crisis.