Adrian Peterson's son has died. Just hours after news broke that the baby had been placed on life support following alleged child abuse, the world knows that the 2-year-old didn't make it. On Oct. 11, FOX Sports confirmed the devastating news. The young child died at a hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. after he was allegedly beaten by his mother's boyfriend who has been arrested.
As previously reported, the baby was rushed to the hospital was severe head injuries. He was placed on life support yesterday and did not have any brain function for over 12 hours.
Adrian Peterson didn't see his son too often given his hectic schedule but as soon as he learned of his baby's condition, he left the Vikings and headed to South Dakota. He has addressed the media and thanked fans for their support. He has also made it a point to let everyone know that he will be playing football on Sunday despite this tragedy.
"Thank you to my family, my fans and fans of other teams for their support," Peterson tweeted shortly after the news that his son had passed broke. There are several reports out there that suggest that this child was a "secret" and that Peterson didn't even know if they boy was really his.
Adrian Peterson has a son named Adrian Peterson, Jr. and a daughter named Adeja that the public knows about.
© Effie Orfanides 2013