Stephen Colbert blasts Sean Hannity for defending Adrian Peterson, corporal punishment

"I don't want to see this guy lose his job," Hannity said of Adrian Peterson

Published September 19, 2014 1:47PM (EDT)

  (screenshot/"The Colbert Report")
(screenshot/"The Colbert Report")

Stephen Colbert discussed the NFL's very troubling and unacceptable domestic abuse problem, on Thursday night. However, not everyone thinks that certain cases are problematic: Sean Hannity recently defended Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson, who was arrested for whipping his 4-year-old with a tree branch.

"I got hit with a strap. Bam, bam, bam," Hannity explained mimicking the beating with his belt. "And I've never been to a shrink -- by my father. I will tell you I think I deserved it. I think [Peterson] went too far, but I don't want to see this guy get a felony. I don't want to see this guy lose his job."

The segment then takes a sharp turn away from football and toward Hannity, watch below:

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