When it Comes to Corporal Punishment, Just Don’t Do It.

This post originally appeared on Huffington Post in October 2014.

ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 7: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up prior to a game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on September 7, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Corporal punishment is bad, so it’s good to not do it or stop doing it. More about that later. Adrian Peterson did not impose corporal punishment. Peterson beat his 4-year-old son with a tree branch, inflicting cuts, welts and bruises over several parts of the boy’s body, including his genitals. Adrian Peterson abused his 4-year-old son.

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