On Friday, September 12th, the National Football League was once again rocked by news that star player Adrian Peterson had surrendered himself to authorities in Texas pending charges of Reckless or Negligent Injury to a Child. Peterson is alleged to have harshly disciplined his four year-old son to the point that medical intervention became necessary.
In light of these developments, Greensboro’s own WFMY News 2 turned to the experts to help shed some light on this complicated issue.
David Daggett of Daggett Shuler Law and Susan Spidell, Director of Piedmont Support Services of North Carolina appeared on WFMY News 2 to speak with anchor Frank Mickens and offer their insights.
In the clip below, you can watch David Daggett and Susan Spidell discuss when the line between “discipline” and “child abuse” is crossed, and what role, if any, corporal punishment should play in our society today.