The 29-year-old Lions running back Reggie Bush said he uses his “best judgment” when it comes to punishing his daughter, Briseis. But he opened himself up for criticism by claiming he would harshly punish his child.
“I have a 1-year-old daughter, and I discipline her,” he said. “I definitely will try to — will obviously not leave bruises or anything like that on her. But I definitely will discipline her harshly depending on what the situation is.”
Bush was asked point-blank whether he’d consider using a “switch” on his child: “I would possibly consider it, depending on what she did.”
The running back, who accused social media of acting as judge, jury and executioner in the Peterson case, later backtracked.
“No, I didn’t say a branch or a stick,” he said. “I said spanking. Spanking is different than a branch or a stick.”