Adrian Peterson will be a free agent next week, and there are a lot of teams that could be interested in his services. One team is the Green Bay Packers, who may lose Eddie Lacy to free agency. So if you’re a Packers writer, it only makes sense that you’d write a piece exploring the idea of a Peterson-Packers connection.
Pete Dougherty of Packers News, which is part of the USA Today Network, did just that, only he did so in the most baffling and upsetting way possible by… it’s hard to even see what his logic is. Dougherty uses slavery to explain Peterson beating his son with a stick. Here’s a screenshot of a portion of the article that has since been removed.