For some reason, Charles Barkley was on CBS's NFL pregame show, and he and Jim Rome debated Adrian Peterson's "whooping" of his four-year-old child.

Barkley, who was born in Alabama, inexplicably chalked up Peterson's punishment as something that just happened in the South, and seemed more concerned with parents being told how to raise their kids rather than the Vikings running back's treatment of his kid.

To Jim Rome's credit, he didn't let Barkley off lightly, saying that what Peterson did was far more excessive than normal discipline. But the argument really went nowhere, unsurprisingly.

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