24 Sep Dan on Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Allegations
Dan joined the Good Morning America team on Monday, September 15th to discuss the recent arrest of NFL star Adrian Peterson who was arrested for child abuse. Peterson is charged with one count of injury to a child, after police say he spanked his 4-year-old repeatedly with a branch. As of Monday, the 15th Peterson is yet to enter a plea but if convicted he faces up to two years in prison. Dan joined Robin Roberts at the round table to comment. Says Dan, “It’s a fuzzy legal standard as to what crosses the line between acceptable corporal punishment and corporal punishment is not just allowed in Texas, they have pretty permissive laws about it there. When does it cross the line into being criminal negligence? The standard is kind of blurry and fuzzy. Should there have been an expectation that something would happen? So who is on that jury, if it goes to trial, becomes crucial and so you have a very different case in a place like Texas rather than say, Massachusetts.” Watch the full clip here.