Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was supposed to meet his two year old son for the first time in person later this month but ended up having to see him while he was on life support in the hospital instead.
The NFL players son ended up passing away after being removed from life support on Friday, October 11 after he was allegedly abused by his mother's new boyfriend.
Peterson who has a son from a previous relationship, just found out very recently that he had another son when the mother, Ann “Ashley” Doohen approached him and informed him he was the father.
Peterson did not think twice or even question the mother and asked her what he could do to help her and said he wanted to meet him and be in his life.
He had made plans to go see his son in South Dakota where Ann and the little boy lived so he could get to know him and be a father figure.
Sadly, that meeting will not happen and Peterson had to see his little boy in a hospital, on life support due to being tragically beaten and choked by the mother's boyfriend, Joseph Patterson.
Peterson tweeted a thank you to his fans for their support;
"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."
He also let everyone know that his other son who lives with him is not the one who died and that no pictures of the child he had not met were being posted as of yet.
A picture of him and his 12 year old son when he was little, is being circulated and many think it is the son who died;
"My son Adrian Jr. who lives w/me is healthy. Appreciate the concern. We respectfully ask to stop tweeting his pics. We are currently not posting photos of my son who passed away. Thank u for your understanding."
Whne Peterson found out hi sson ws in critical condition he flew to be by his side and also announced he would still play this Sunday in the game against the Panthers.
No word yet on if he will still play since the child has passed.
Ann has decided that the child's organs would be donated to those in need, and Adrian supported that.
Jospeh Patterson is in custody and was arrested for aggravated battery of an infant and aggravated assault.
Our prayers go out to Adrian Peterson, Ann and family.
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