You can think what you like.
I can't stand the hypocrisy. I'm fine with someone being religious, but don't hide behind it when you're a child abuser or a woman beater.
You're implying more than what you claim. As if God is responsible for Adrian Peterson's actions? What he did (or any abuser, thief, murderer, rapist, and etc does) has nothing to do with God.
I'm an advocate of disciplining your children (and whupping if necessary) but there's a line to be drawn with a four year child and Adrian Peterson crossed that line. He needs to take his thoughts to God and not post them on social media. Forgiveness and rectifying his actions should be the only thing on his mind.