After the Minnesota Vikings deactivated star running back Adrian Peterson upon hearing that he was indicted on a felony charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child, the team announced Monday that he will play in Week 3.
The announcement drew the ire of many, who feel that Peterson got special treatment because of his talents on the football field.
On Monday, news broke that Peterson had reportedly abused yet another child.
Jermaine Wiggins and Matt Chatham both expressed their views on the situation on “NESN Sports Today” and they weren’t happy about it.
“Am I surprised (that Peterson got reinstated)? No, because he’s the best running back in the National Football League,” Wiggins said. “Should he have been (reinstated)? No.
“To me, Adrian Peterson should not be playing. If he was Anthony Peterson, I guarantee the Minnesota Vikings would not want anything to do with him.”
Wiggins, of course, was implying that if Peterson was a second- or third-string back, the Vikings probably would have cut him.
Chatham, on the other hand, went hard after Roger Goodell.
“We have a commissioner that’s completely impotent,” Chatham said. “He is unable to weigh in and say, ‘No, our league’s not going to do that. One of the 32 (teams) is not going to make this decision.’ We need to have a bigger ethic here. The problem is he can’t even speak now.”
Hear more from Wiggins and Chatham in the video above.