Adrian Peterson will likely never again suit up for the Minnesota Vikings after being placed on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list Wednesday, and he has an arraignment scheduled for Oct. 8. Adrian Peterson’s mother, Bonita Jackson, who calls herself a “big disciplinarian” and helped shape Peterson into the parent he is, spoke publicly about the allegations facing her son for the first time Wednesday.
Jackson told the Houston Chronicle that she supports her son’s methods of punishment as a parent and believes that the portrayal of Peterson in the media has been “cruel.”
Via the Houston Chronicle:
“I don’t care what anybody says. Most of us disciplined our kids a little more than we meant sometimes. But we were only trying to prepare them for the real world…. When you whip those you love, it’s not about abuse, but love.”
According to the Chronicle, Jackson said that Peterson has six children. Peterson would not divulge the number of children he has in an interview with ESPN last year, saying that “I know the truth, and I’m comfortable with that knowledge.”
“My son is not a perfect man by no means, but in the end I’m proud to be his mom. For the most part he is trying hard to be a good parent, he’s working at it. People are judging him, but they don’t know his heart. This was never his intent.”
SOURCE: USA Today