Speaking publicly for the first time since Adrian Peterson was indicted in a child abuse case in Texas, his mother told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday her son is "trying hard to be a good parent."
"I don't care what anybody says. Most of us disciplined our kids a little more than we meant sometimes," Bonita Jackson, 50, said in an interview from her home in Spring, a Houston suburb. "But we were only trying to prepare them for the real world."
From the article:
Jackson said that both she and his father, Nelson Peterson, who lives in Dallas, were "big disciplinarians" with their children as they grew up, She said she used her hand, switches and belts to occasionally spank all of her six children in order to correct their behavior.
She said her son, who married in July, has six children from different mothers. He supports and sees those children often. "He wants to be a good father to them all," she said.
While her son's success has brought him accolades, she said it also puts him in the limelight so that every nuance of his life is dissected under the microscope. "People are cruel and forget that this is about a family struggling to survive and do what's best," she said.
A once promising professional football future is up in the air for Seantrel Henderson.
The former Cretin-Derham Hall stud lineman who had his pick of top-notch colleges failed to complete his University of Miami Pro Day workout for NFL teams on Thursday. ESPN's Chris Mortensen tweeted that Henderson "quit" the drills. Henderson's agent, however, said Henderson was "dehydrated and felt sick."
Henderson (who measured in at 6-7, 339 pounds) was one of 19 Hurricanes seniors at Thursday's session, attended by representatives of 30 NFL teams.
Considered a can't-miss offensive lineman recruit, Henderson originally signed to play at USC but was granted a release and instead chose Miami. He's had success with the Hurricanes, but also trouble including multiple suspensions and an inability to secure a starting job.
Often when those who tell the news become the news story it doesn't have a positive spin. But that wasn't the case this week for our Michael Russo.
Russo took a brief leave from covering the Wild to be in the Georgia with family for the final days of his stepfather, Lenny. A day after the funeral Russo, his mother and little dog Oliver were caught en route to a celebration of Lenny's life in the crippling traffic that choked Metro Atlanta. They faced a decision: Wait in the gridlock or walk the more than three miles to the gathering.
The decision was simple: Lenny deserved to be properly remembered.
So they scooped Oliver into a shopping bag and began to walk. Soon after, Russo snapped a pic for his nearly 53,000 Twitter followers.
Their journey, Trubey wrote, carried the weight of life and love.
Kevin Williams had 2.5 sacks last night in the Vikings' 34-27 victory over Washington, and most of his success came when he lined up over center.
Fred Evans was sidelined for the game, so Williams moved over from his three-technique spot.
Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus breaks down why Williams playing nose tackle -- which he prefers not to do, by the way -- makes sense.
From the deep part of the vault: We found an un-cut (with commercials!) video from tcmedianow.com of a local pre-All-Star Game report on WUSA (now KARE).
So before tonight's game gets underway sit back, relax and maybe laugh a little at how things were covered locally nearly three decades ago.
You know you'll nod along to the Tears for Fears tunes ...
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