Adrian Peterson's two-year-old son passes away

10/11/13 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Blog Photo - Adrian Peterson's two-year-old son passes awayEarlier today, I said that Adrian Peterson's two-year-old son was "presumably in stable condition," but I was unfortunately mistaken. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has reported that Peterson's son passed away on Friday afternoon. I took Peterson's return to Vikings practice as a positive sign regarding his son's health, but that was apparently not the case.

For those who missed it, Peterson's infant son was beaten by Joseph Patterson - the 27-year-old boyfriend of the child's mother. Patterson was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery of an infant, and his bail has set placed at $750,000. The state's attorney is now considering additional charges.

Peterson said that he will play "without a doubt" on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, and that he is "able to release a lot of stress through sports," which is a subject I touched on earlier today. I'll be rooting for him during this weekend's emotional contest, and I'd be pretty scared if I were the Panthers right now.
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