Sadly, it has been reported that Adrian Peterson from the Minnesota, Vikings 2 year old “secret” son has passed away from injuries.
It was initially reported by TMZ this morning that Adrian Peterson Jr., (Adrian’s 2 year old son) was hospitalized and was in critical condition. Adrian Peterson Jr. isn’t the son that was beat to death though, that is his other son. A reporter claims, that Adrian just recently found out about the possibility of the boy that was beaten being his. The mother recently came forth and told Adrian that she thinks he might be the father of her child. No paternity test has be taken yet, according to sources.
Why did the boyfriend beat the boy though? That question is still unclear but he beat him so bad that when the ambulance arrived the boy was unresponsive. A source tells TMZ, Adrian was made aware of the incident before it made public news. Wow! So sad!
Below is what TMZ is stating.
Adrian Peterson‘s 2-year-old son has died … cops have confirmed.Cops believe Peterson’s son was severely beaten by 27-year-old Joseph Patterson, the man who was dating the mother of the NFL star’s child.As we reported, the mother of the child has decided to donate the child’s organs to people in need. The boy was on life support since 5:30 PM Thursday … but his condition never improved … so family members made the decision to take the child off the ventilator. Sources tell TMZ .. Adrian was informed about the situation before the news went public. We’re told Peterson will be planning the funeral with other members of the boy’s family.Patterson was initially arrested in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for assault and battery of an infant — and now, it’s almost certain the charges will be elevated to murder. The details surrounding the beating are unclear — but cops say medical responders were called to the apartment where the child was living on Wednesday evening … and he was unresponsive when help arrived.
Peterson just sent a series of Tweets: “God Bless everyone and thank u so much. The NFL is a fraternity of brothers and I am thankful for the tweets, phone calls and text messages from my fellow players. Thank you to my family, my fans and fans of other teams for their support.”
According to ArgusLeader this isn’t the first time that the boyfriend, Joseph Patterson, has behaved violently. Before this incident took place he beat on the mother of his child as well as her 3 year old son. Reports read:
His child’s mother had only recently moved in with Patterson at his south Sioux Falls apartment, police said.
Patterson was indicted on several counts of simple assault involving the woman and her 3-year-old son in June of 2012.
The woman took out a protection order against him in Lincoln County prior to his arrest, saying he had spanked her 3-year-old so hard for misbehaving in church that he needed ice for welts on his buttocks. When she got angry with him for it, she wrote, he made the children go to their rooms, pulled the shades, grabbed her by the throat and waved his fist in her face.
He stopped when their infant son began to cry. She also wrote that he had behaved violently in the past.
“He has threaten (sic) to kill me multiple times,” she wrote.
The woman took out temporary protection orders against him twice in Minnehaha County prior to the birth of their son.
Patterson was given a one-year jail term in each Lincoln County case, with all the time suspended on the condition he attend domestic violence counseling.
In court on Friday, Wollman said Patterson was a danger to the community and at risk to flee. The prosecutor asked for a $750,000 cash bond, a request granted by Judge Stuart Tiede.
Tiede set a hearing for Oct. 30 to determine if Patterson will be ordered to serve his jail terms.
Adrian seems to be handling the situation pretty well and aside from wanting privacy he says, he will be on the football field this Sunday. Watch below.
We send our prayers to Adrian and his family.
We’ll keep you updated on this story.