This past week has most likely been one of the toughest time periods in NFL star Adrian Peterson’s life. So, we are quite certain he could have went without this insensitive article published by the New York Post.
In a story titled, “Being A Great Player Doesn’t Make Peterson A Great Guy,” columnist Phil Mushnick argued that the Minnesota Vikings running back is a bad father for playing football two days after his son’s death.
“Still, I’m stuck with what I’ve got. And it’s sickening the NFL’s latest MVP, hours after his son died — allegedly murdered — declared he was “ready to roll,” ready to play football,” Mushnick wrote. “Me? I’d be fighting for breath, my knees weak with grief, demanding to know why, who, how. Then, I suspect, I’d seethe with rage, swearing retribution. I even think I’d take off a day or two from work. Maybe a week.”
As we reported earlier, Peterson’s 2-year-old died last week from wounds inflicted by the mother’s boyfriend, identified as 27-year-old Joey Patterson. The football star, who found out he was the father of the young boy just 2-3 month ago, met him for the first time in hospital while he was on life support.
Despite the details of the story, Mushnick called this a “casual, flippant, detestable and common buzz-phrase for absentee, wham-bam fatherhood.”