Peterson's woes have further highlighted the culture of violence in the NFL -- most noticeably by wife beater Ray Rice. Peterson posted on his Twitter feed: "I never imagined being in a position where the world is judging my parenting skills or calling me a child abuser because of the discipline I administered to my son. I want everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child."
Peterson has insisted that he was disciplined in a similar manner. Bizarrely, Viking fans are behind him. FOR MORE CHECK OUT CNN