Wrestling Community Reacts To Adrian Peterson’s Indictment

Serious allegations were made today against Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson. News broke that the star NFL player has been indicted on charges of child abuse against his son. The matter entered a bit of grey area when the facts revealed that Peterson’s “abuse” consisted of him spanking his son with a switch.

While using a switch to spank might be more of an outdated form of punishment, it is still something that many parents do not frown upon. Matters entered into even more hazy territory when TMZ released this update, which included a text message where Peterson described his son’s injuries…

According to the police report, Peterson allegedly sent text messages to the child’s mother saying he “felt bad” because he struck the kid in the testicles.

“Got him in the nuts once I noticed. But I felt so bad, n I’m all tearing that butt up when needed!” the text said.

Peterson allegedly sent a follow up text saying, “Never do I go overboard! But all my kids will know, hey daddy has he biggest heart but don’t play no games when it comes to acting right.”

While facts are still coming out and this story might have many more developments before all is said and done, it’s not too early for Mitch Nickelson to answer the question that’s on everyone’s mind right now: what do my favorite wrestling personalities think of this situation?

It’s probably best to start off these types of things with the wisdom of a Vietnam War veteran. Zeb Colter, everyone’s favorite manager of The Real Americans, talked about his personal experience with this matter, thanks to his mother…

Jim Ross seemed to be sympathetic towards Peterson as he responded to ESPN producer Ashoka Moore.

Just in case anyone was wondering what all this talk of “switches” is all about, JR re-tweets this explanation of the disciplinary method…

And while I’m not normally the type to promote foul language, I feel like I should at least offer a counter point. Here’s the most anti-Adrian Peterson wrestling tweet I could find. While this isn’t the most coherent train of thought by The Iron Sheik (when are they ever?), he does seem to not only have a distaste for Peterson, but he even likens him to another football player who’s in trouble because of abuse…

This is a hot topic that has crossed over into mainstream news. More and more people will be voicing their opinions on the subject and we’ll keep a watch on the notable wrestling personalities. But how about you, the wrestling fans? Join in on the discussion by leaving a comment below. As always, thanks for reading. Check me out on Twitter @MitchNickelson and follow along.




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