Following up on the ongoing story. ... Peterson released a statement on Monday saying that he “very much” wants to share his story with the public, but that he’s limited about what he can say about a pending court matter. Peterson does say that he “never intended” to harm his son while disciplining him and that he has spoken to a psychologist about “alternative ways of disciplining a child that may be more appropriate.” Reported by Profootballtalk.com
Peterson is expected to return to the lineup in Week 3 after missing Sunday’s loss to the Patriots after being indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child in Houston last week. His statement started by noting: “I am not a perfect son. I am not a perfect husband. I am not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser. I am someone that disciplined his child and did not intend to cause him any injury,” the statement reads. “No one can understand the hurt that I feel for my son and for the harm I caused him. ..." The full text of the statement can be found here
. And with that, our focus will return to and remain on the football aspect of this story to the degree possible.