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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.

Adrian Peterson at the Mic

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."

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Go ahead and waive Adrian Peterson now, fantasy football owners. He won't be earning you any points for the rest of 2014.

The National Football League has suspended the embattled Minnesota Vikings running back for the rest of the regular season, approximately two months after he was indicted for child abuse.

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The All-Pro running back will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15, 2015, for violating the league's personal conduct policy, though he is appealing this suspension.

Peterson was indicted in September on a felony charge of injury to a child.

He has admitted to going too far in the discipline of his four-year old son, using a wooden switch over the summer after the child got into a fight with another one of Peterson's kids.

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Embattled NFL star Adrian Peterson just struck a plea deal in his child abuse case that will allow him to avoid jail time for whooping his son with a switch.

It was not immediately clear what he would plead guilty to, but it will be a lesser charge that does not carry any time behind bars, according to reports.

Adrian Peterson at the Mic

One source indicates that Peterson has agreed to plead no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault, a lesser offense than what he originally faced.

His punishment will likely entail probation and counseling and/or community service, but he will be more or less off the hook in the eyes of the law.

In the court of public opinion? That's a different matter entirely.

The Minnesota Vikings running back had been charged with felony child abuse for repeatedly striking his son and causing multiple bruises and lacerations.

Peterson claimed that this was just strong parenting, not abuse, and proceeded to slam the media. Not regarding the case specifically, just in general.

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Adrian Peterson's attorney was in court today in an attempt to expedite his child abuse case, so that the suspended NFL star can get back on the field.

Peterson is not ducking the matter, that's for sure, having already admitted using a switch to discipline his son and offered a long, public mea culpa.

Presumably he'll receive a plea bargain and be reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings when the case make it to trial, but it looks like he'll have to wait.

On behalf of Peterson, who is busy denying nothing in particular on Twitter these days, was represented by Rusty Hardin, who pleaded for a quick trial.

Because Adrian Peterson suspended until this legal situation is resolved, every week this drags on costs him money and hurts the Vikings' season.

More significantly, Hardin says his client is "getting killed" in the media routinely and wants his day in court, where he can actually make his case.

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Adrian Peterson thinks it's so sad that the public will believe anything reported in the media these days. What he's talking about remains a mystery, however.

The suspended NFL star apparently doesn't want to elaborate on the alleged falsehoods you may have heard about him, in case you haven't heard about them.

But if you have ... society is just so sad sometimes!!

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The running back and former MVP is not talking about his biggest scandal, the Adrian Peterson child abuse case that made national news a few weeks ago.

In that case, he issued a lengthy mea culpa explaining his use of a "switch" to discipline his son, even as he was suspended by the Minnesota Vikings.

Now he could be facing even more trouble, though, after this Monday's Minneapolis Star-Tribune report that he may or may not be Tweeting about.

Peterson's charity has been accused of improperly using its funds to pay for a wild sex party for Adrian and his booze-fueled crew in a hotel room.

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Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for the NFL and Adrian Peterson, a new scandal has gone public today, as the Minnesota Star-Tribune is reporting that Peterson used funds from his Peterson's All Day charity to purchase alcohol and rent a hotel room for an all-night orgy that erupted in violence.

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The alleged incident took place in 2011, when Peterson, two of his relatives, and four unidentified women checked into a room at the Eden Prairie Hotel.

One woman at the party became upset when she saw Peterson having sex with another woman. A loud altercation ensued, during which Peterson reminded the woman that she should not get "emotionally attached" to him as he was engaged to someone else.

Police responded to a noise complaint shortly thereafter. The party was broken up and no charges were filed, but one of the attendees informed police that Peterson had paid for the evening using a credit card attached to the Peterson's All Day bank account.

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Adrian Peterson is deactivated indefinitely from the Minnesota Vikinis a stunning development for one of the most prolific and talented athletes in professional football.

Having used a switch to "whoop" his son, age four years, until he bled so badly that Peterson's baby mama was concerned, the NFL star faces child abuse charges.

After briefly being reinstated by the team while the legal process plays out, the 28-year-old Peterson was banned from the Vikings a second time this week.

The perennial Pro Bowler still on Twitter, though. Rest assured ...

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Adrian shared an inspirational image on the social network today, drawing strength from the sage wisdom available exclusively on Instaquote (dot) com.

The quote refers to rising above the doubters and the distractions, remaining focused on what matters and staying the course in pursuit of one's goal.

We're probably reading too much into one Twitter post, we realize.

Still, Adrian Peterson posted this, and by virtue of that, is at least tangentially tying himself to these words and viewing himself as a man who must suffer hardships.

Ones he will overcome, he implies, through unyielding resolve.

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As the NFL slowly becomes nothing more than a safe place where young men can put on helmets to keep from being recognized by their mug shots, we look to the players who haven't been arrested for assaulting women or children hoping to find some insight and actual human compassion.

What we get instead is a whole lot of ignorant BS being spewed in interviews and on Twitter:

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Granted, many current and former players spoke out in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal and expressed their beliefs that the Ravens RB should be banned from the league.

Similarly, Vikings legend and ESPN commentator Cris Carter gave a heartfelt speech about the horrors of violence against kids after Adrian Peterson was indicted for child abuse.

Sadly, however, some of the NFL's most recognized stars don't realize that the only acceptable response to finding out one of your co-workers physically attacked his wife or child is, "Why is dude not in prison?"

For example, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster recently expressed his belief that Peterson is being persecuted for "political" reasons.

And then there's Reggie Bush...

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You may wanna remove Adrian Peterson from your starting fantasy football team lineup, readers.

A couple days after saying Peterson would return to the squad and suit up for this Sunday's game against the Saints, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed the star on the NFL's exempt/commissioner's permission list.

He will remain there until his child abuse case is resolved and is now banned him from all team activities.

"After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian," Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in the statement. "We are always focused on trying to make the right decision as an organization.

"We embrace our role - and the responsibilities that go with it - as a leader in the community, as a business partner and as an organization that can build bridges with our fans and positively impact this great region. We appreciate and value the input we have received from our fans, our partners and the community."

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This has been the worst PR week in the history of the National Football League.

Star Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has basically admitted to child abuse. Ray Rice knocked out then-fianee Janay Palmer with a punch, shedding light on other domestic violence cases in the NFL and the league's lax policy when it comes to alleged offenders.

It's been a nightmare for (awful) Commissioner Roger Goodell, but it's also just been a couple new examples of a sad trend: athletes in trouble with the law, with their wives or just with the public in general.

From performance-enhancing drug use... to the banging of so many cocktail waitresses... to one of the most heinous acts and most despicable individuals imaginable, we rundown 14 scandals below that made us ashamed to cheer on our favorite teams or athletes:

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Lance Armstrong denied it and denied it, but he eventually came clean: yes, he cheated to win every Tour de France.

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