The always outspoken Charles Barkley addressed the ugly Adrian Peterson situation during an interview on CBS’s pregame show “The NFL Today”.

AP was deactivated for Sunday’s game by the Minnesota Vikings, following child abuse charges brought against him last week after he allegedly struck his four-year-old son with a tree branch (a “switch”.)

Sir Charles explains that being from the South, hitting kids as a form of punishment is the cultural norm:

“Whipping — we do that all the time. Every black parent in the south is going to be in jail under those circumstances.”