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The Daily's Hot Reads For Tuesday: Judge And Jury

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 23 / 14

The BOSTON GLOBE’s Gary Washburn writes of Vikings RB Adrian Peterson using a switch to punish his children : “Is Peterson a child abuser? That’s uncertain, but what is certain is the philosophical divide that causes some to judge too quickly, especially when they haven’t ...

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