By Fatima Syed 

Picture a 6’2″ professional football player, beating a four-year-old with a stick until the little boy is left with blood all over his body. While it may sound like a scene from a horror movie, this is sadly the awful truth behind the Adrian Peterson child abuse case.

Syed, a fourth-year student, wrote this article while on her six-week internship with the Huffington Post. Follow her on Twitter @FatimaSyed91.