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Adrian Peterson’s Son Dies at Age Two Due to Alleged Abuse

October 11th, 2013 at 7:26 PM
By Rebecca Pierce

Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson's son, 2, died today in a hospital near Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The child was rushed to the hospital after being found unresponsive on Wednesday in the care of Joseph Robert Patterson. Patterson, the child's mother's boyfriend, has been arrested in connection with the case and charged with aggravated battery of an infant and aggravated assault, both of which are felony offenses. 

Patterson called the police on Wednesday evening just before 6 p.m. and said that the child was choking, and he was rushed to the hospital. It was there that doctors found injuries to his head that were consistent with abuse. Patterson was given suspended sentences last year for simple domestic assault and violation of a domestic abuse bond (both misdemeanors). He was arrested Thursday night as the suspect, said Lincoln County, South Dakota, State's Attorney Tom Wollman. A judge set his bail at $750,000 cash during his initial court appearance Friday.

After the news of the child's death spread, Peterson took to Twitter and wrote, "God Bless everyone and thank u so much."

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Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson: Son in Critical Condition

October 11th, 2013 at 12:09 PM
By Donald Lappe

Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson was excused from practice on Thursday because his 2-year old son is in critical condition. It has been reported that Adrian Peterson's son was beaten and suffered head injuries in Sioux Falls, S.D. this week. The suspect is Joseph Robert Patterson, who is dating the boy's mother. Adrian Paterson's father, Nelson Peterson, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that Adrian Paterson is the father of the child.

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Joseph Robert Patterson called 911 late Wednesday to report a choking, but once the boy was transported to the hospital it was apparent that the injuries were not consistent with a choking incident. At this point the child remains hospitalized. Adrian Peterson was excused from Minnesota Vikings practice on Thursday but returned today.

Nelson Peterson, Adrian Peterson's father, confirmed that the child is Adrian Peterson's. The hospitalized child is not Adrian, Jr.

"All I can say is, we are asking for prayers and for respect for our family as we deal with this tragic situation," Nelson Peterson told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The Sioux Falls Police Department would not confirm that Adrian Peterson is the child's father.

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Adrian Peterson is Against Gay Marriage

May 28th, 2013 at 2:20 PM
By Rebecca Pierce

'Adrian Peterson' photo (c) 2010, Mike Morbeck - license: Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, made it clear in an interview with Sirius/XM NFL Radio last week that gay rights are not something he's, "with." He was asked his thoughts on the Vikings cutting longtime punter Chris Kluwe earlier in May. Kluwe is an outspoken advocate for gay rights and gay marriage.

"I have relatives who are gay. I'm not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love 'em. But… I'm not with that. That's not something I believe in. But to each his own," he said.

Gay marriage will be legal in the state of Minnesota on August 1st of this year, and Peterson made his point that while others can do what they want, gay marriage is not something he believes should be happening. During the interview, the MVP also attempted to save as much face as possible while making his not-so-politically-correct statements. 

"It hurt me to see him leave," Peterson said about Kluwe. "I'm sure the Vikings organization didn't release him based on that [his beliefs]…They know Kluwe. They've been knowing him for a long time. They know he's outspoken."

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Minnesota Vikings Jump to 13th in the NFL Power Rankings

October 2nd, 2012 at 6:43 PM
By Michael Rath

The Minnesota Vikings are currently ranked 13th overall in the NFL Power Rankings according to the CBS Power Rankings going into week five.  The current leaders in the power rankings go as follows:  Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, and the Baltimore Ravens.  Worth noting, the Green Bay Packers are ranked 14th.

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What has been the reason for the Vikings success so far this season?  Their ability to play every facet of the game.  So far this year, the Vikings aren't doing anything extraordinary, but they are doing everything well.  They are currently ranked 21st overall in offense and eighth overall in defense.  That, along with a couple of return scores and a kicker in Blair Walsh that has only missed one field goal, you have a pretty solid team.

The Vikings have played solid enough and that has gotten them to the 3-1 record that they own.  They also own the top spot in the NFC North because of their 1-0 divisional record and the Chicago Bears 0-1 divisional record.

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