With the news of Adrian Peterson's indictment for reckless child endangerment, the social media sphere lit up with sharp disagreements over whether what Peterson did rose to the level of abuse or not. You can read a take from our Vikings blog Daily Norseman right here.
What's pertinent for the moment is that the Vikings have decided to deactivate Peterson for Sunday's game, though they're not suspending him. It's worth noting that Peterson has been indicted, not found innocent or guilty in any fashion, so the Vikings are essentially putting him on ice for a game (or perhaps more) while this plays out.
Suffice to say you're going to hear a lot more about this story in the near future.
Then there's Roddy White. He will go down as a true Falcons legend, but he may well be equally infamous for his propensity to say the wrong thing at the wrong time on Twitter.
"I’m probably going to lose my fantasy football matchup this week cause all day can’t play Sunday for disciplining his child Jesus help us," White wrote on Twitter.
And what followed:
I should not have made light of a very serious situation. I understand the strong feelings about this issue and i shouldn't have said that— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) September 13, 2014
No one knows whether Roddy had seen anything about this situation aside from the fact that AP was suspended before he Tweeted, but this is more or less what Roddy does in the wake of controversial topics in the NFL, so no one should be particularly surprised. The team isn't likely to be happy with this, but even in the wake of the sharp focus on domestic violence and the NFL's image in the last week, I doubt there will be any suspensions or fines coming his way. Obviously, while many, many people are likely grumbling about their fantasy teams right now, it's a particularly callow concern when a charge like this is being thrown around, and Roddy's high profile ensures he's going to get all the blowback he can handle.
Please discuss respectfully.