Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter gave his emotional take on players involved in abuse allegations during Sunday's NFL Countdown in the wake of the developing story regarding child abuse allegations currently faced by Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Peterson has since been deactivated by the Vikings.
Carter, in talking about his own memories growing up, said his mother did the best she could in raising seven children, but admitted, "my mom was wrong" about some things and promised to not pass those things on to his next generation.
Carter, who played for the Vikings from 1990-2001, went on to talk about what he thinks should be the correct punishment by the NFL for abusers, saying that the only way the league can get through to players -- of whom some do not respect women or children, he said -- is to take them off the field:
"The only thing I'm proud about is the team that I played for. They did the right thing. Take him off the field...Take him off the doggone field. Because you know what? As a man, that's the only thing we really respect.We don't respect no women, we don't respect no kids. The only thing Roger and them do—take him off the field, because they respect that."
- Marc Weinreich