This is soooo sad Jersey Girl Sports fam. The 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has died. He has been in critical condition since Wednesday following the alleged abuse by Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, the boyfriend of the boy’s mother.
Patterson, who has a long history of domestic violence and assault, was initially charged with aggravated assault and aggravated assault on an infant, will certainly be facing additional charges. His bond, before the death was $750,000.
Hours before he passed, Peterson addressed the media thankful for the support:
“I really appreciate all the support that I’ve been receiving from fans, the Vikings organization,” said Peterson, who was excused to miss Thursday’s Vikings practice before returning Friday. “This is a private matter and I would ask you all to please just respect my privacy and not ask at all about the situation at hand.”
For Peterson, there will be many more questions. Who is the mother? Where was she? How long had she been dating Patterson? What injuries did this poor boy sustain? There are a host of questions many will want the answer to, but first things first.
Peterson will be preparing to bury his 2-year-old son.
Our prayers are with the family.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,