Reggie Bush says he'll discipline his daughter 'harshly'
Reggie Bush revealed in an interview that he would consider using a switch to discipline his daughter.
With the news of Adrian Peterson allegedly punishing his child/children rather harshly and the fallout being his indictment for "reckless or negligent injury to a child," Peterson proclaimed he is definitely not a child abuser but was rather disciplining his child the way he'd been punished as a kid.
He also said he had "learned a lot and have had to re-evaluate how I discipline my son going forward."
"I have a 1-year-old daughter, and I discipline her," Bush said told WFAN’s "Boomer & Carton" show via CBS New York. "I definitely will try to -- will obviously not leave bruises or anything like that on her. But I definitely will discipline her harshly depending on what the situation is."
Bush was asked if he would use a switch (small tree branch) on his child as Peterson has admitted using.
Said Bush: "I would possibly consider it, depending on what she did."
Later, Bush rethought that remark.
"No, I didn't say a branch or a stick," he said. "I said spanking. Spanking is different than a branch or a stick."
That's true. And if Peterson -- who has been accused of injuring another one of his children while disciplining him -- had simply spanked his child, this likely wouldn't be a story.
Later, Bush tweeted out the following.
Let's get one thing straight people, I believe in disciplining a child period! I believe in spanking a child (IF NEEDED) NOT beating them!— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) September 16, 2014
But clearly, no matter how Peterson or Bush were disciplined while growing up -- for the record, Bush said he was whooped growing up and "I know a lot of my friends and a lot of the guys I played with, they were punished the same way, too" -- that doesn't mean society or the legal system believes it's right in this day and age.
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