MgoBlueprint

November 4th, 2014 at 4:42 PM ^

Great news for my fantasy team. Held on to him because it's a dynasty league and he has value for next year, even more valuable if he can play this season. I guess I'll keep denard at wr now.

ShadowStorm33

November 4th, 2014 at 5:49 PM ^

I traded for him a few weeks ago. Sitting dead last in my keeper league, with my team a steaming pile of shit and this season a lost cause anyway, I figured why not. If he comes back, next year my starting RBs will be AP and Arian Foster. That's a risk I'm willing to take, especially since my team isn't going to improve on its own...

Moe

November 4th, 2014 at 4:48 PM ^

But if he gets the help he needs to properly discipline his children without abuse then I'm fine with it.  I still think he shouldn't play in the NFL this season.

ijohnb

November 4th, 2014 at 5:16 PM ^

agree with you.  it was the texts that he sent after he did it really joking and laughing about it that made me really uncomfortable with his state of mind.  There was something a little sinister about it.  I agree that jail was probably not necessary, not for a first time offender, but the message that should come from it is that "it was not OK, that is never OK whether you grew up with it or not."

SamirCM

November 4th, 2014 at 5:09 PM ^

With the notion of him getting a plea deal and facing a fine, but no additional time away from football. He is a first-time offender, and hopefully has learned what not to do when discliplining your kids. In addition, hopefully this will be a wake-up call for many parents in how they handle their children. 

Perkis-Size Me

November 4th, 2014 at 5:09 PM ^

Good for him. I never really understood why people were so up in arms about what he did. Maybe there are better ways of disciplining your child, but jail time would've been absolutely ludicrous.

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oriental andrew

November 4th, 2014 at 5:20 PM ^

I have absolutely no problem with corporal punishment. I've been disciplined with switches, belts, and other things back in the day. However, looking at the pictures for the first time and the marks/scabs on the boys thigh and back make it apparent to me that this was done purely out of anger and lacking in any kind fo self control. 

One thing I will say for my parents is that they never lashed out at me in anger and always knew not to go too far. What AP did was too far. 

ijohnb

November 4th, 2014 at 5:28 PM ^

say that a healthy amount of intense but controlled(and even contrived) anger can be the most effective form of punishment.  You can get angry enough to scare the ever living shit out of your kid without touching them and while never losing your head.  I agree with you, "corporal punishment" can be accomplished without being abusive, it is just wholly ineffective and kind of a waste of time.  So, you can waste your time and be not abusive in the way that you "spank" or you can be abusive and effective in the way that you "beat." 

I think the best way is to find a method that can be effective, and legal, at the same time.

allintime23

November 4th, 2014 at 5:09 PM ^

What a total loser, scumbag. The guys gotta live with himself and also know that one day his son won't be there. Abused kids realize they were abused. Hopefully one day he's strong enough to part ways.

tasnyder01

November 5th, 2014 at 2:39 AM ^

having been raised in a initially poor family, and having spent time around the court system, I know "he was raised within this mindset" is a way judges can deal lenietnly with underprivileged youth.  I can understand the upvotes from radicals, but im surprised that in this era of so man "michigan men" who claim to understand the other side, that you have so many uppvotes. Those of us raised in poor conditions know that judges understand our plight.

justingoblue

November 4th, 2014 at 5:28 PM ^

I'm not really sure what's the norm in first time felony child abuse indictments, but I read earlier that his plea takes away any mention of it being a domestic assault. IMO there should have been some kind of child protective services monitoring Peterson's relationship with children going forward at the very least.

jmdblue

November 4th, 2014 at 5:36 PM ^

a Bolivian dick to be exact.  But I think it's worse cause he's got 7 kids by 5 women.  It seems not only like abusive discipline, but also rolling in for a day or two to see this kid or pair of kids, beating them up, and leaving..... His defense of himself would ring truer if he'd made better decisions for himself regarding birth control.

Baloo

November 4th, 2014 at 6:22 PM ^

Having a good lawyer can't be the whole explanation because it's not like there are genius new arguments to be made in a felony child abuse case.  This would have been an easy conviction for a first-year prosecutor.  The status itself must carry significant weight.

ijohnb

November 5th, 2014 at 3:25 PM ^

that is about what I would expect for the offense.  I mean, if he would have knocked him out, like "beat him like a man" than it would have been a much harsher sentence.  At some point it would switch from any kind of domestic assault to flat out felony assault, attempted murder, etc.  In this case, a "punishment" gone too far, this is about standard.  Second offense would probably be county time, possibly prison but probably not.  Third offense he would go to prison.

tasnyder01

November 5th, 2014 at 2:48 AM ^

jurisprudence, my friend.  A judge is obligated by the law to give a sentence within the minimum/maximum punishment. Dpn't like the law? Vote to change the law-makers.  Don't like the juedgement?  Change the centuries worth of previous law codes which the judge used to come to his conclusion.  

Judges don't make arbitrary decisions.  

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tasnyder01

November 5th, 2014 at 2:48 AM ^

jurisprudence, my friend.  A judge is obligated by the law to give a sentence within the minimum/maximum punishment. Dpn't like the law? Vote to change the law-makers.  Don't like the juedgement?  Change the centuries worth of previous law codes which the judge used to come to his conclusion.  

Judges don't make arbitrary decisions.  

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WolverineBeastBoy

November 4th, 2014 at 6:53 PM ^

Have AP and Jameis Winston been talking? Seems like it cause Winston always gets off with it, and looks like AP will do the same. I dont like this... athletes always get let off the hook.

MightyMatt13

November 4th, 2014 at 10:36 PM ^

As a Vikings fan, I have to admit I was hoping he'd fight it. Now with the plea, I expect a couple game suspension and a nice fine, but he'll be back this year. I didn't want to see that for football reasons... I don't believe he'll be back next year for $ reasons, so I see it as more valuable to grow the rookie RB and QB without AD out there. Obviously a better team with him out there, but I believe this growth by fire has been working pretty well thus far