Football star Adrian Peterson has been accused of beating his four-year-old son with a tree branch, hitting the child so hard it left welts and caused him to bleed.
The Minnesota Vikings star has reportedly admitted to hitting the child back in May of this year, while the boy was visiting him at his home in Houston.
Apparently the boy pushed another of Adrian's children while they were playing a game, so the football player removed the leaves from a branch and began to hit the child.
He then texted the boy's mother to alert her to what had happened.
The child has claimed he was also hit in the face, and afraid to speak to police because of possible repercussions from his father.
Adrian told investigators when they questioned him that he regarded the incident as a normal spanking and not excessive.
He has been suspended from playing in this Sunday's game by the Vikings.
h/t: Daily Mail