Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was not a very happy man after receiving news of the beating death of his 2-year-old son by another man. People reported on Oct. 12, 2013, "Adrian Peterson's Toddler Dies After Alleged Beating by Another Man." Authorities say the 2-year-old son of football star Adrian Peterson died on Friday after another man allegedly beat the child to death.
Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, of Sioux Falls, S.D., was arrested with $750,000 bail on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery on the infant. Patterson has dated the child's mother. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says that Patterson called 911 about 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday to report that a 2-year-old was choking in his apartment. The child was found unresponsive and rushed to the hospital here he was treated for head injuries which were consistent with abuse. Shortly thereafter the boy died.
CNN has reported, "Adrian Peterson's young son dies after alleged assault." A 2-year-old boy who was reportedly the son of Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson died on Friday of injuries which he he suffered after allegedly being severely abused. Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, who has been charged with beating the child, faces up to 40 years in jail if he is convicted of this crime. This is a very sad time for Adrian Peterson with his fans sharing the terrible pain of his loss.