Adrian Peterson was investigated for allegedly injuring another son, who ended up with scar on head

Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson was investigated for allegedly injuring another one of his sons, according to a new report.

KHOU in Houston reported Monday that Peterson was investigated for allegedly beating one of his 4-year-old sons, who ended up with a scar on his head.

According to the report, the 4-year-old son, who was visiting Peterson last June, cursed at one of his brothers, leading Peterson to discipline him.

When questioned by the boy’s mother over text message, Peterson supposedly said the child got the scar from hitting his head on a car seat. When asked if the boy got a “whoopin” in the car, Peterson answered over text, “yep.” Peterson also supposedly blamed the boy for the scar, saying he wouldn’t have gotten it had he sat still.

No charges were filed, but the mother did file a report with Child Protective Services. TMZ reports that the case went nowhere because it was determined the boy accidentally hit his head on a carseat while Peterson was punishing him.

“The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true,” Peterson’s attorney Rusty Hardin said in a statement. “The allegation is more than one year old and authorities took no action. An adult witness admittedly insists Adrian did nothing inappropriate with his son.”

Even though Peterson was cleared, there seems to be an alarming pattern concerning his discipline habits.

Peterson’s legal defense and statement makes it seem like the running back did not feel he was doing anything wrong when he disciplined his other 4-year-old son with a switch that left welts and injuries.

If you’re building a case against Peterson, you would cite the injuries of both sons that allegedly came as a result of Peterson disciplining them. Also recall the quotes the other 4-year-old son gave authorities that support the notion that this is usual behavior for All Day.

According to Sports Radio 610 in Houston’s Nick Wright, this is what the other boy told investigators about Peterson:

[The boy] also said that he had been hit by a belt and that “there are a lot of belts in Daddy’s closet.” He added that Peterson put leaves in his mouth when he was being hit with the switch while his pants were down. The child told his mother that Peterson “likes belts and switches” and “has a whooping room.”

If you’re wondering where all these kids are coming from … Peterson has 7 kids by at least five women. Only six are living after one was allegedly beaten to death.

On Monday, Peterson was reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings after being deactivated for Week 2. The new investigation might lead them to change their mind.

Broncos fans petition to get Phil Simms off their games

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Denver Broncos fans are so sick of having color commentator Phil Simms broadcast their games on CBS they’ve started a petition to get the former New York Giants quarterback off their games.

The title of the petition is “Ban Phil Simms From Broadcasting Bronco Games,” and it was created by The Denver City Page. The petition is directed towards CBS and was launched on the website Change.org.

“We do not know why he is assigned to the Broncos games every year. It is sure and complete torture for Bronco Fans to have to listen to his biased drivel every week. Please sign this petition so our voice can be heard. We are tired of Phil Simms in Denver!” the petition states.

The Broncos have been regularly featured as the national game on CBS the past couple of years because they have superstar MVP quarterback Peyton Manning and one of the highest-scoring offenses in football. Couple that with them being in the Mountain Time Zone, and that results in them being the top CBS game. As a result, the top CBS broadcasting crew of Jim Nantz and Simms are assigned the game, leading Broncos fans to repeatedly hear the same guys call their games. And they’re sick of Simms.

Broncos fan site MileHighReport.com says Simms argued against the Broncos/lobbied in favor of the Chiefs for “virtually every penalty or near-penalty or close call under review” during Sunday’s Week 2 game. Simms was so aware of his slanted calls he even said, “I’m not sitting here rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs, but…” at one point.

Sports fans are incredibly fickle and can find anything to get upset about, so we wouldn’t put much stock into this. I will, however, say that Simms has become pretty annoying to me as a broadcaster. Then again, listen to enough guys enough and most of them will probably bother you.

The petition had 15,000 signatures as of Monday. They probably could get a couple hundred thousand if they wanted … and none of that would matter to CBS.

Photo: Twitter/cjzero

Ryan Kerrigan did Shawn Michaels HBK pose after sacks (Video)

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Ryan Kerrigan had a monster game for the Washington Redskins on Sunday and celebrated a few of his sacks with something very familiar for professional wrestling fans.

Kerrigan racked up four sacks against the Jacksonville Jaguars and did the Shawn Michaels “Heartbreak Kid” HBK pose after the first and fourth sacks.

Here he is doing it after the first sack:

And here he is doing it after his fourth sack:

Kerrigan explained after the game that teammate Will Compton inspired him to do the celebration. He also says Compton is the reason Kerrigan did the pose the fourth time after skipping it on the second and third sacks.

“[Redskins linebacker] Will Compton has been kind of getting in my ear for a while to do the Shawn Michaels from wrestling — the HBK,” Kerrigan said after the game. “All he kept saying was, ‘Hit the HBK, hit the HBK.’ Finally, I did right by him and hit the HBK a couple times. On the second and third ones, when I didn’t do it, he was giving me a bunch of hell on the sidelines, like, ‘Why didn’t you do it? You need to trademark it.’ I’m like, ‘Well, I can’t trademark it, it’s HBK.’ But that’s where it came from. You guys can thank Will Compton for the motivation for that one.”

How sweet is this photoshop job?

Helmet smack to DC Sports Bog

Adrian Peterson issues statement about child abuse case

Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson issued a statement on Monday regarding the charges he faces following his indictment for injuring his son while disciplining the 4-year-old boy.

Much of what Peterson says in the statement is similar to what his attorney has said on his behalf — that he was disciplining his son the way he has been disciplined growing up and that he did not intend to injure the boy. To me, the sixth paragraph is what stands out regarding his defense.

My attorney has asked me not to discuss the facts of my pending case. I hope you can respect that request and help me honor it. I very much want the public to hear from me but I understand that it is not appropriate to talk about the facts in detail at this time. Nevertheless, I want everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child.

I never wanted to be a distraction to the Vikings organization, the Minnesota community or to my teammates. 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 voluntarily appeared before the grand jury several weeks ago to answer any and all questions they had. Before my grand jury appearance, I was interviewed by two different police agencies without an attorney. In each of these interviews I have said the same thing, and that is that I never ever intended to harm my son. I will say the same thing once I have my day in court.

I have to live with the fact that when I disciplined my son the way I was disciplined as a child, I caused an injury that I never intended or thought would happen. I know that many people disagree with the way I disciplined my child. I also understand after meeting with a psychologist that there are other alternative ways of disciplining a child that may be more appropriate.

I have learned a lot and have had to reevaluate how I discipline my son going forward. But deep in my heart I have always believed I could have been one of those kids that was lost in the streets without the discipline instilled in me by my parents and other relatives. I have always believed that the way my parents disciplined me has a great deal to do with the success I have enjoyed as a man. I love my son and I will continue to become a better parent and learn from any mistakes I ever make.

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. No one can understand the hurt that I feel for my son and for the harm I caused him. My goal is always to teach my son right from wrong and that’s what I tried to do that day.

I accept the fact that people feel very strongly about this issue and what they think about my conduct. Regardless of what others think, however, I love my son very much and I will continue to try to become a better father and person.

The Minnesota Vikings have said they will allow Peterson to practice with the team this week and play in their Week 3 game.

Redskins dance in background of ESPN report and crack up over it (Video)

A few Washington Redskins players decided to videobomb a John Keim ESPN report about RG3’s status on Monday, and the rest of their teammates loved it.

Above you can see the video of the players videobombing the report with some of their dance moves. The best part was the video DeSean Jackson uploaded to Instagram from the locker room of he and teammates watching the report on TV:

This video from Pierre Garcon is even better:

Those dudes were loving it! And Keim was clueless:

Redskins videobomb

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Khiry Robinson a fantasy waiver add after Mark Ingram injury

Khiry-RobinsonAn incredible amount of injuries to key players on Sunday has already led to a ton of scrambling in fantasy football leagues. Mark Ingram was one of several running backs that got hurt, as Adam Schefter reports he is expected to miss about a month with a hand injury he suffered against the Cleveland Browns. As a result, Khiry Robinson will be one of the top fantasy waiver wire adds this week.

Robinson has already gotten some work this season in Sean Payton’s offense, which utilizes as many as four running backs every game. He has rushed for 59 yards on 14 carries through two games. Ingram is the Saints’ short-yardage and goal-line back, and a lot of those touches will now be going to Robinson.

Of course, the Saints still have Pierre Thomas. It’s possible that Thomas could see some goal line and short yardage carries while Ingram is out, but Payton seems to keep Pierre’s role consistent. Robinson received more carries than Thomas through two games even when Ingram was healthy (14 to 10), whereas Thomas has caught nine passes and Robinson none.

With upcoming games against the Minnesota Vikings and then the Dallas Cowboys, who have one of the worst defenses in football, Robinson could be a quality flex play leading up to the Saints’ Week 6 bye.

Colin Kaepernick on inappropriate language flag: ‘I didn’t say anything’


Colin Kaepernick became the first player in NFL history to be flagged for using “inappropriate language” on Sunday night. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback was handed the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after throwing an interception in the fourth quarter, and there was speculation that the flag was thrown because he used the N-word. Kaepernick said that was not the case.

So what did Kaepernick say that referee Carl Cheffers felt could not be tolerated? Nothing, of course.

“I didn’t say anything,” he told reporters after the game, per Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News.

Kaepernick was then asked if he used a slur of any kind, and he said he did not. When asked if he was shocked that Cheffers penalized him, he simply responded “yes.”

We have no way of knowing if Kaepernick used the N-word. What we do know is that the NFL told officials to start throwing flags this season for racist remarks. More specifically, the league is trying to eliminate the use of the N-word on the field. If someone was flagged for using “inappropriate language,” that player in all likelihood said something racist.

The only possible way Kaepernick could be telling the truth is if Cheffers blamed him for a word another player said. That seems pretty unlikely.

[Also see: Steve Young cautions about Colin Kaepernick contract extension]

H/T Pro Football Talk