Star Lord launches verbal assault on Adrian Peterson
Actor Chris Pratt as Star Lord in "Guardians of the Galaxy"
The headlines this week are filled with Adrian Peterson and his attempt to be reinstated into the NFL and many people aren't happy about it. Back in October over half of the respondents of a Associated Press-GfK poll thought that Peterson should be allowed to come back, but only if he was found not guilty. Peterson pleaded no contest on Nov. 4 to misdemeanor reckless assault for using a switch on his child.
During an interview with GQ the Guardians of the Galaxy star and Parks and Recreation regular shared his thoughts on Peterson's parenting skills stating:
Fuckin' Adrian Peterson, man. Yeah, that's fucked up, especially when you have fucking seven kids. And they don't live with you—they just come visit you sometimes. It's good, I guess, that he's being punished the way he is, which is probably the way that people should think about punishing their own kids, which is like, 'When you fuck up, I'm going to take something away from you that you really like. And then maybe you won't do it again.
Pratt is no stranger to controversy in the NFL. When he hosted the season premiere of Saturday Night Live in September Pratt appeared in a sketch mocking the domestic abuse scandals plaguing the league.
Goodell issued a season long ban without pay for Peterson earlier this week. Though he didn't drop as many f-bombs as Pratt the NFL commissioner issued a scathing open letter to the former Vikings back stating three main points for his ruling:
First, the injury was inflicted on a child who was only 4 years old. The difference in size and strength between you and the child is significant, and your actions clearly caused physical injury to the child. While an adult may have a number of options when confronted with abuse -- to flee, to fight back, or to seek help from law enforcement -- none of those options is realistically available to a 4-year-old child. Further, the injury inflicted on your son includes the emotional and psychological trauma to a young child who suffers criminal physical abuse at the hands of his father.
Second, the repetitive use of a switch in this instance is the functional equivalent of a weapon, particularly in the hands of someone with the strength of an accomplished professional athlete.
Third, you have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct. When indicted, you acknowledged what you did but said that you would not ‘eliminate whooping my kids’ and defended your conduct in numerous published text messages to the child’s mother. You also said that you felt ‘very confident with my actions because I know my intent.’ These comments raise the serious concern that you do not fully appreciate the seriousness of your conduct, or even worse, that you may feel free to engage in similar conduct in the future.
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