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Emily Swanson

Even Supporters Of Spanking Think What Adrian Peterson Did Should Be Illegal

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents

The vast majority of Americans think what NFL running back Adrian Peterson allegedly did to his 4-year-old son -- a spanking that left bruises and bre...

Vikings Player: 'I Don't Think It's Fair At All'

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Sports

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn believes Adrian Peterson should still be on the field, even after an indictment for child abuse. "I ...

Jordan Schultz

Jerry Rice On Michael Sam: 'If He's A Baller, I Want Him On My Team'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.18.2014 | Sports

It has been a tumultuous stretch for Roger Goodell and the NFL. I caught up with Jerry Rice, the league's all-time leader in receptions, touchdown rec...

What You Haven't Heard in Coverage of the Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Allegations

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 09.18.2014 | Sports
Christopher A. Brown

Taking a switch to a 4-year-old in today's world, or in the world of the recent or distant past, is simply a form of abusive, fear-based punishment meant to inflict pain. It in no way teaches or guides.

What You Miss Out On When You Rely on Punishment and Reward

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

Relying on punishment and reward is a lot like relying on fast food; in the moment it can be instantly gratifying, but nothing is really achieved.

What Science Says About Using Physical Force To Punish A Child

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents

Following the news that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reportedly used a tree branch to hit his 4-year-old son (and the later accusati...

Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Roger Goodell and Quasimodo: Sanctuary, Sanctuary

Richard Brodsky | Posted 09.18.2014 | Sports
Richard Brodsky

Professional sports have been given a zone of immunity from the normal social, political and economic constraints that apply to the rest of us. Players and owners live in a sanctuary of a kind that the Hunchback of Notre Dame would understand. Enter these premises and the law doesn't apply. No more.

Adrian Peterson's Foundation Goes Offline To Protect Charity Partners

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

Programs benefiting from Adrian Peterson's charity are suffering because of the recent accusations of child abuse against the NFL star. The All Da...

Adrian Peterson's Mom Speaks Out

AP | Posted 09.18.2014 | Sports

HOUSTON (AP) — Adrian Peterson's mother is defending the Minnesota Vikings running back in the wake of child abuse allegations against him, saying t...

An All-American Ass-Whoopin'

Mark Morford | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Mark Morford

America! You know what you need? Besides better bourbon, less Jesus and fewer conservatives? That's right: A good whoopin'. A serious spanking. Maybe ...

Goodell Must Hand Off His Leadership

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports
Robbie Vorhaus

All leaders at some point in their career are faced with a sword they must either pick up and use to continue the great fight, or instead, recognize their reign is over, smile, give thanks for the opportunity of service, and fearlessly succumb for the greater good.

Vick, Incognito, Rice, Peterson, and the Power of Symbols

Mark Osler | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports
Mark Osler

Make no mistake about one thing: the NFL is a business, created to make money. It's not a church or a prosecutor's office. Still, it is a business that is rooted in the creation of symbols and the building-up of heroes.

Nike Distances Itself From Adrian Peterson

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports

Nike issued a statement on Wednesday that it has suspended its contract with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson amid charges that he abuse...

Vikings: We Made A 'Mistake' Bringing Back Peterson

AP | DAVE CAMPBELL | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-...

Are the NFL's Woes Good for Soccer?

Michael J. Agovino | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports
Michael J. Agovino

It goes without saying that this has been a bad couple of weeks for the NFL, so much so that a tweet -- post-Ray Rice, pre-Adrian Peterson -- came my way that read, "Let's all start watching soccer instead!"

Vikings Reverse Course On Adrian Peterson, Place Him On Exempt List

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports

The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, essentially deactivating him, and or...

The 'Good' Iraq War? 5 Things to Consider Before We March Into Another Mideast Quagmire

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Here are five things to consider as we discuss this latest insertion of US military personnel, money, and weaponry into, potentially, another Mideast quagmire -- this one being pitched as the "good" or "justified" Iraq War.

Anheuser-Busch, Visa Voice Disapproval Of NFL

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 09.16.2014 | Sports

Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies...

NFL Has Opportunity to Enforce #NoHitting Policy

Areva Martin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Areva Martin

We can't expect adults to refrain from violence if, as children, they learn it's acceptable when cloaked in terms of "discipline." We cannot interact in ways that rely on or revert to any form of physical and emotional battering, even if we label it "discipline" or "tough love."

Vikings Fan Shuts Down Website In Response To Peterson Scandal

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports

After initially receiving praise for their prompt suspension of Adrian Peterson following allegations of child abuse, the Minnesota Vikings reversed ...

Major NFL Sponsor 'Disappointed And Increasingly Concerned' With The League

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports

Anheuser-Busch, a major NFL sponsor, issued a statement on Tuesday expressing its disappointment with the league in the wake of several recent off-the...

In Some Countries, It's Illegal To Hit Your Child. The U.S. Is Not One Of Them.

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted in a child injury case last week after reportedly using a small tree branch to hit his 4-y...

Minnesota Governor Says Vikings Should Suspend Adrian Peterson

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Sports

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton disagrees with the Minnesota Vikings' handling of the situation involving child abuse allegations against star running back...

Misogyny and Homophobia in the NFL: Is America's Crisis of Masculinity Playing Out in Its Favorite Sport?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The only way to change professional football is at its foundation, transforming the culture in our schools and what defines masculinity -- and what defines being a girl or a woman or gay or transgender -- and, most importantly, that needs to happen within sports programs, not separate from them.

CoverGirl and NFL, Take Action or Face Boycott

Taylor Marsh | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Taylor Marsh

Yet another violence allegation against accused child abuser Adrian Peterson has bubbled up beyond the protection racket of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and sponsors like Cover Girl who protect the league for profit.