Lions RB Reggie Bush Believes In “Harsh Discipline” for Children

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush said he believes in harsh discipline. Bush is the father of a one-year-old daughter, and was responding to a question asked regarding the pending child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.


“I was punished the same way,” Bush said. “And I know a lot of my friends and a lot of the guys I played with, they were punished the same way, too.”

The 29-year-old said he uses his “best judgment” when it comes to punishing his daughter, Briseis. But he opened himself up for criticism by admitting he will come down hard on the toddler.

“I have a 1-year-old daughter, and I discipline her,” he said. “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.”

Bush was asked point-blank whether he’d consider using a “switch” on his child: “I would possibly consider it, depending on what she did.”

Reggie followed the interview up with tweets to further clarify his position:



The question, what is “harsh discipline” in Adrian Peterson’s case, will begin to search for answers on October 5th with a preliminary hearing.