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

By Sarah Gray

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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