When it rains, it pours. According to some reports (rumors) the 4-year old child received cuts on his butt, legs and balls from the beating. There are a number of issues that are involved in this story. Was Adrian Peterson wrong to have taken a switch to his child? Should corporal punishment be a criminal offense? How should the NFL deal with players as they go through the legal process? I think the NFL should institute a form of administrative leave, where any player charged or indicted would be placed, unable to play in games or participate in team activities until they are reasonably clear of the charges. It's ridiculous IMO, that Hardy was convicted of domestic violence, but still gets to play because he's appealing that conviction. As for the question of corporal punishment, I don't think I'd indict over a first offense. I'd prefer to see child protection services get involved, educate offenders about corporal punishment, and assess the need for further intervention. While I don't condone corporal punishment, I'm reluctant to treat single cases of it as criminal. All in all, a very bad week for the NFL ... and I can't wait until Sunday.