New York Post writer Phil Mushnick recently penned the most nonsensical piece of sports writing of the year. In his latest post, Mushnick takes the idiot’s approach by blaming Peterson for the death of his 2-year-old son in a story titled “Being a great player doesn’t make Peterson a great guy.”
However, beyond blaming Peterson, Mushnick, who is a middle-aged white man, goes above and beyond to throw in remarks that are racist. He mentions the incarceration of Peterson’s father and suggests that the NFL star is destined to be just like his father.
“But given Peterson’s father did hard time for drug money laundering maybe we’re both stuck with the values in which we were born and raised,” Mushnick foolishly wrote.
He also refers to Peterson as a deadbeat dad who had a “baby mama.” But the most disturbing part of the article was Mushnick’s suggestion that Peterson could have prevented the murder and was responsible for allowing his son to be in the environment.
Mushnick also detracts from the tragedy by mentioning when Peterson was arrested for driving 109 mph in a 55 mph zone in 2009. The arrest has nothing to do with the death of Peterson’s son; it is a blatant attempt to diminish Peterson’s character. Overall, it is a shoddy piece of journalism that proves some individuals are unaware of their own ignorance.