The NFL has come under fire in recent weeks for Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice, and now ESPN analyst Cris Carter is fighting back.
Carter takes on how his mother raised him, "My mom was wrong. She did the best she could, but she was wrong about some of that stuff she taught me. And I promise my kids, I won't teach that mess to them.""The only thing I'm proud about is the team that I played for. They did the right thing. Take 'em off the field...as a man that's the only thing we respect. We don't respect no women, we don't respect no kids...take them off the field because they respect that."
Cris Carter's words may seem harsh, but they do ring true. Players are constantly sustaining massive, seemingly career-ending injuries only to return mere weeks or months later.
You can watch the impassioned speech in its entirety below: