The National Football League (NFL) decided to fully suspend the Minnesota Vikings’ star player Adrian Peterson for physically abusing his son, the L.A. Times reported on November 18.
League Commissioner Roger Goodell imposed the full term suspension after Peterson reportedly failed to express sufficient remorse for beating his 4-year-old son. Peterson pleaded no contest earlier this month in Texas to charges related to whipping his son with a tree switch. The running back star will be considered for the next NFL season after April 15. An executive director for Interagency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect stated that Peterson’s action is considered a crime, as children have no means to protect themselves.
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