Adrian Peterson’s Son Killed by Mother’s New Boyfriend
October 11, 2013 Leave a comment
Awful news coming out of South Dakota today..
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson 2-year-old son died on Friday in a Sioux Falls, S.D., hospital due to the alleged abuse by a man (Joseph Robert Patterson, 27) dating the boy’s mother, police confirmed.
Peterson met with the media Friday, hours before the boy passed away, and said at the time he still planned to play in Sunday’s game against Carolina, but declined to get into details about the case.
Peterson posted a statement on his Twitter account after news of the child’s death came out. “Thank you to my family, my fans and fans of other teams for their support. The NFL is a fraternity of brothers and I am thankful for the tweets, phone calls and text messages from my fellow players. God Bless everyone and thank u so much,” Peterson wrote.
And this isn’t the first incident for Patterson. He has a prior domestic abuse record with a different woman and child, having pleaded guilty to simple assault in an incident last year involving an adult female and juvenile male.
Our prayers go out to AP! And we can only hope Joseph Robert Patterson is locked away and left to rot.