Count Adrian Peterson’s mom Bonita Jackson in the pro-spanking category.
Jackson said her son “wants to be a good father,” but is “not perfect.”
The Chronicle reports Peterson has six total children with different mothers. Two of his children live in Texas, where Peterson is from. Jackson continued:
When you whip those you love, it’s not about abuse, it’s about love. You want to make them understand that they did wrong.
The former NFL MVP was placed on the Commissioner’s/Exempt list early Wednesday morning, which barred him from any participation in Vikings activities until his “legal proceedings are resolved.”
Basically, Peterson will not be playing for the Vikings anytime soon.
Peterson’s mother revealed to Horswell that she and Nelson used belts, switches and their hands to spank their kids — but “never to the point of injury.” It’s a fact Peterson also revealed in previous interviews.
Jackson confirmed that her son is seeking counseling and attempting to learn alternative methods of disciplining children that does not involve physical contact.
Several of Peterson’s sponsors and endorsement deals have crashed and burned since the news of his indictment on child abuse chargers first surfaced last week.
Nike officially suspended its contact with the Vikings running back Wednesday, citing that the company “in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL.”
Peterson is due in court October 8.