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Adrian Peterson Revealed He Still Uses A Belt To Discipline His Children

adrian peterson looks onto the field with the redskins

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 14: Running back Adrian Peterson #26 of the Washington Redskins looks on after defeating the Carolina Panthers at FedExField on October 14, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson, back in 2014, was suspended by the NFL after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of recklessly assaulting his four-year-old son. Peterson admitted to using a "switch" - or a wooden implement - to discipline his son.

Wednesday, via a Bleacher Report article by Master Tesfatsion, Peterson made a surprising admission. He said he still uses a belt to discipline his children. He also revealed he has them do wall squats as a different form of physical punishment.

Back in 2014, Peterson was heavily criticized after photos of the injuries his four-year-old had sustained were released via TMZ. His recent admission is not going over well either.

Here's the quote, via Bleacher Report:

Four years removed from the trial, he still uses physical forms of punishment to discipline his children—"I had to discipline my son and spank him the other day with a belt," Peterson says—though he employs other techniques as well. He will take away their electronics, place them in different timeouts around the house, have them do wall squats. "There's different ways I discipline my kids," he says. "I didn't let that change me."

A few prominent personalities have already weighed in on Peterson's admission:

Peterson is on record claiming that his father used a similar form of punishment on him when he was a child.

Peterson, at the age of 33, is in the middle of a resurgent year with the Washington Redskins. He's rushed for 723 yards and six touchdowns in the team's first 10 games.

It's unclear if the team will be forced to address Peterson's quote. The Redskins take on the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.