CHARLES BARKLEY ON ADRIAN PETERSON CONTROVERSY: ‘Every black parent in the South whips their child’

Published on September 16, 2014

What a dicey subject. Charles Barkley, talking about Adrian Peterson being indicted on charges of child abuse, is saying that all black parents in the South whip their kids. What are your thoughts?

Former NBA star Charles Barkley has come to the defense of Adrian Peterson just days after the disgraced football player was indicted on charges of child abuse, claiming every black parent in the South whips their child.

Appearing on NFL Today this Sunday, Barkley said, ‘Whipping – we do that all the time. Every black parent in the South is going to be in jail under those circumstances.’

He then stated that he believes there is a fine line between spanking and child abuse.

A Houston grand jury indicted Peterson on Friday for reckless or negligent injury to a child, concluding that his use of a leafless tree branch, or switch, to repeatedly hit his son back in May was ‘unreasonable discipline.’

The four-year-old was left with numerous bruises and open wounds following the incident, which were documented with photographs.

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