Adrian Peterson says he has realized the error of his ways and will no longer use a switch to discipline his kids, although critics say it's too little, too late.
In a new interview with USA Today, he says he understands why people are upset by Peterson whooping his son with a switch and vows not to do so again.
Having just been suspended by the NFL for the rest of the season following his child abuse plea bargain, the all-star running back is very, very sorry.
"There's different situations where a child needs to be disciplined as far as timeout, taking their toys away, making them take a nap," says the former MVP.
"There's so many different ways to discipline your kids. No one knows how I felt when I turned my child around after spanking him and seeing what I had left on his leg."
"No one knows that dad sat there and apologized to him, hugged him and told him that I didn't mean to do this to you and how sorry I was," Peterson says.
"Like I said after I took the misdemeanor plea, I take full responsibility for my actions. I regret the situation. I love my son more than any one of you could even imagine."