Lions RB Reggie Bush backtracks on comments on discipline of 1-year-old

Wednesday September 17th, 2014

A day after Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush said he’d "harshly" discipline his one-year-old daughter, he backtracked and said he "obviously" doesn't use physical discipline on her, Brad Galli of WXYZ-TV Detroit reports.

On Tuesday, Bush appeared on WFAN's "Boomer and Carton" show and defended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

Bush also said he would consider disciplining his one-year-old daughter in a similar way.

From Bush's interview:

“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.”

When asked if he’d use a tree branch “switch” like Peterson did on his four-year-old son, Bush said “I would possibly consider it, depending on what she did.”

He later backtracked on that statement, saying he misspoke.

“I said spanking. Spanking is different than a branch or a stick.”

I asked Reggie Bush if he wishes he hadn't answered the questions on WFAN yesterday. "Yes. Yes. Yes," he said.

— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) September 17, 2014
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