Tantaros: The NFL Now Stands for 'Not Freaking Listening'
Andrea Tantaros called out the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings today after the team reversed course and suspended star running back Adrian Peterson indefinitely.
Peterson was hit with an indictment in Texas on allegations of child abuse for allegedly beating his four-year-old son with a "switch." The Vikings then deactivated him before last Sunday's game.
Then on Monday, the team said it expected Peterson to practice this week and be back on the field next weekend. After an immediate backlash from sponsors, the team announced late Tuesday that Peterson would be suspended indefinitely.
The team's owner, Zygi Wilf, admitted that it was a "mistake" to believe that Peterson could play again after missing just one game.
"I think the NFL now stands for 'Not Freaking Listening' because they would have acted sooner. Why all the delays?" Tantaros asked.
She said she couldn't believe that the NFL reportedly asked Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III not to wear a Jesus t-shirt to a press conference on Sunday.
"I'm thinking, where are your priorities? I mean, the NFL could use a little more God and a little less of this other stuff," she said.
Charles Payne pointed out that some people think the NFL's popularity is "invincible," but argued that sponsors are what drive the NFL's massive TV revenues. Major sponsors, including Anheuser-Busch, McDonald's, Nike and others, are now putting pressure on the league to take stronger actions against domestic violence.
Watch the full Outnumbered discussion above.