This was totally accidental by Adrian Peterson obviously. He goes to pat the kid on the head and ends up sort of slapping him. As far as I know the kid was fine. I didn’t hear any reports of any kids being hauled away from the Metrodome by ambulance with massive facial contusions or a cracked orbital bone or anything. And even if the kid did get hurt, hey, it was Adrian Peterson. Getting slapped in the face by AD during a TD celebration? That’s a badge of honor. That’s right up there with, I don’t know, getting hit in the mouth by an errant Tiger Woods drive. Having Dwight Howard dive into your lap. Getting beaned by an Albert Pujols foul ball. If the kid got hurt, have Adrian sign a jersey for him or something. It’s not a big deal.
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