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PostSubject: So, should Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson play again?   Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:12 pm

I say yes.  Rice's wife says it was blown out of proportion.  He has been penalized plenty, IMO.  Especially since the wife was an adult and has become an apologist for her husband.

Peterson, on the other hand, has repeatedly switched multiple places on his son.  The son didn't have a choice to stay with his dad.  Peterson's wife is "outraged" that the story is now public, citing privacy reasons for her son.  I suspect that she may also have concerns about her breadwinner losing out on pay as well.

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Peterson has been kept on the Vikings team in an inactive status... with pay, and may be reinstated.  Does that sound like much punishment?  To me, it doesn't.  Yes, I think he should be allowed to play again, but hopefully he will be punished by the court... AND monitored to make sure his son isn't abused further.




Let me ask y'all a question. Is the NFL the proper authority to punish players for their crimes? I have mixed emotions. It seems odd that the legal system is somewhat usurped by an athletic franchise, but then I agree that business as usual shouldn't apply to lawbreakers.

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PostSubject: Re: So, should Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson play again?   Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:01 am

Eric wrote:
I say yes.  Rice's wife says it was blown out of proportion.  He has been penalized plenty, IMO.  Especially since the wife was an adult and has become an apologist for her husband.

Peterson, on the other hand, has repeatedly switched multiple places on his son.  The son didn't have a choice to stay with his dad.  Peterson's wife is "outraged" that the story is now public, citing privacy reasons for her son.  I suspect that she may also have concerns about her breadwinner losing out on pay as well.

Here are photos from the web.

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(Taken 4 days AFTER switching)

Peterson has been kept on the Vikings team in an inactive status... with pay, and may be reinstated.  Does that sound like much punishment?  To me, it doesn't.  Yes, I think he should be allowed to play again, but hopefully he will be punished by the court... AND monitored to make sure his son isn't abused further.





Let me ask y'all a question.  Is the NFL the proper authority to punish players for their crimes?  I have mixed emotions.  It seems odd that the legal system is somewhat usurped by an athletic franchise, but then I agree that business as usual shouldn't apply to lawbreakers.

Agree about Ray Rice....not his actions....but the mess that the Commissioner created by not allowing due process to take place prior to his eagerness to attempt to capture headlines which came back to bite him...The female arbitrator certainly made that correct call when she said that the NFL was...or should have been aware of what happened in that elevator and that the permanent suspension was an 'abuse' of the commissioner's power after early penalties were complied with...
To put this into context of everyday life...daily there are arrests for domestic violence and the guilty party is held for first appearance...either held or released conditionally and court date scheduled...In most cases that party returns to work in their occupation unless of course they are held... There are some occupations that a domestic violence charge can have immediate consequences but most do not...
Adrian Peterson...also was arrested...charged....entered into a misdemeanor plea deal....and released....Once again it will be on him to comply with whatever conditions were placed on him or face the consequences and have charges reinstated...again take out the famous name and it's an everyday citizen...that person isn't fired from their job...
The NFL has created a mess and now what is the level that they will or won't they become involved?....
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PostSubject: Re: So, should Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson play again?   Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:47 pm

I say they both should play. The NFL leadership isn't equipped to be the moral compass of this country. Rice's wife has forgiven him and yes, there were switch marks on that child but to be honest, a lot of us grew up with parents who used switches on us and there were nearly always marks left. I don't hate my parents for it and I don't consider them to have abused me. I was being a little demon and I needed to be taught that bad consequences would follow that behavior.
Peterson has been arrested and the law can take whatever action they wish but he shouldn't lose his job because of using what was probably the same method of discipline that his parents used on him.
My own kids never got "time out" as punishment-they were spanked if they misbehaved and they all turned out just fine. And they would all spank their own kids if they had them. This country has gone insane over their kids and everyone wants to be their kids friends and not their parents. It's part of what's wrong with society.
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