Adrian Peterson was indicted in Montgomery Texas with child abuse. He alleged to have used a "switch" to discipline his child and thereby caused his child an injury. The issue for the jury will be was it reasonable. What is reasonable in the South may very well be different from what is reasonable in the North. With the climate in the NFL heading to shoot first ask questions later, it will be critical for Peterson to obtain a favorable result in order to minimize damage to his career. Child Abuse and moreover Domestic Assault are crimes that appear to rampant in the NFL. Due to public pressure the league is taking a tough stance on the issue.