The mother of Adrian Peterson came to his defense yesterday in her first public comments since AP’s indictment for child abuse.  Check out what she thinks about the situation…




“I don’t care what anybody says,” Bonita Jackson, 50, said in an interview with the Houston Chronicle from her home in the Houston suburb of Spring, where Peterson also has a house. “Most of us disciplined our kids a little more than we meant sometimes. But we were only trying to prepare them for the real world.”

Jackson said that while she’s still in contact with the mother of the boy Peterson is charged with abusing, neither she nor Peterson can have any contact with the boy.

“When you whip those you love, it’s not about abuse, but love,” Jackson said. “You want to make them understand that they did wrong.”

…”My son is not a perfect man by no means, but in the end I’m proud to be his mom,” Jackson said in the interview with the Chronicle. “For the most part he is trying hard to be a good parent, he’s working at it. People are judging him, but they don’t know his heart. This was never his intent.”