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Report: Peterson remains in South Dakota for “very serious” family medical issue

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed practice on Thursday for personal reasons.  He was spotted in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Stu Whitney of the Argus (S.D.) Leader reports that Peterson remains in Sioux Falls, “dealing with [a] medical issue involving [a] young family member that likely will be a police matter.”

Separately, Whitney reported that it is a “very serious” health situation.

Multiple tipsters have suggested a possible link to news of a Sioux Falls toddler in critical condition, along with a man named Robert Joseph Patterson charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery of an infant.

Regardless of the specific nature of the situation, we wish Adrian and his family the best at this time.

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30 Responses to “Report: Peterson remains in South Dakota for “very serious” family medical issue”
  1. bdawks20 says: Oct 10, 2013 11:35 PM

    Wow, prayers for AP and his family. Hope it turns out well

  2. jwhitejagsquad says: Oct 10, 2013 11:36 PM

    This is getting weird..best wishes to AP & family and/or the infant

  3. catskinnerd11r says: Oct 10, 2013 11:39 PM

    Take care of your family AP.

  4. packhawk04 says: Oct 10, 2013 11:40 PM

    This packer fan wants to wish adrian and his family all the best in whatever the issues are. Good luck adrian!

  5. cardsfann1 says: Oct 10, 2013 11:42 PM

    Hurting a baby… Disgusting… Just disgusting. Wish A.P. and his family well…

  6. h3min1230 says: Oct 10, 2013 11:42 PM

    Woah, scary.

  7. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 10, 2013 11:42 PM

    A tipster has suggested a possible link to news of a Sioux Falls toddler in critical condition, along with a man named Robert Joseph Patterson charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery of an infant.

    _________

    Jeez. I hope not.

  8. jnichols1210 says: Oct 10, 2013 11:43 PM

    Anything that involved a child is way above football, best wishes adrian.

  9. gdeli says: Oct 10, 2013 11:45 PM

    We wish you and your family well Adrian. If a person hits a child that is a very serious issue. Not good.

  10. larryboodry says: Oct 10, 2013 11:46 PM

    Prayers for the infant and the Peterson family.

  11. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 11, 2013 12:04 AM

    Earlier, I commented that he wasn’t dedicated. Congrats to Peterson for having priorities straight.

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  12. shatho1 says: Oct 11, 2013 12:08 AM

    same thing happened in our family also our best wishes to AP and family from a cowboys fan

  13. sabatimus says: Oct 11, 2013 12:08 AM

    God I hope this isn’t true. This is terrible :(

  14. jokendave says: Oct 11, 2013 12:09 AM

    Good Luck Adrian. Our prayers go for safe and healthy outcome for your family. And mostly the infant child is in our prayers for a fast recovery.

  15. gochargersgo says: Oct 11, 2013 12:16 AM

    APs goin’ Liam Neeson style and hunting this turd down himself.

  16. skolvikes82 says: Oct 11, 2013 12:19 AM

    I’m from South Dakota and it normally would awesome to see a star like Peterson to visit this state, but sure as hell not for something as terrible as this.

    There is no place in South Dakota for this and there sure as hell is no place in the world for abusing a child or any living creature. The only time that laying your hands on someone is okay is when the other person consents it and it is in a positive way or it is in a sport or something similar. Otherwise unless it is in life or death self defense, any person who thinks such horrible thoughts needs to get help.

    Any assault is terrible, but to do something like that to a defenseless baby is something cowards do. This guy better hope he never runs into Peterson or he may get a taste of his own medicine, but it would not be right for Peterson to hurt him, although he would have a good reason to.

    Best wishes to Peterson and his family, especially the infant and other such victims.

  17. gberg09 says: Oct 11, 2013 12:23 AM

    First of all, who gives a thumbs down to any of the above comments??

    Second, assuming it is Adrian’s child, I’m wondering why they would take her to Sioux Falls with all of the great medical facilities in Minneapolis. Unless his family was visiting South Dakota for some reason?

  18. jazzmaninhouston says: Oct 11, 2013 12:25 AM

    You know what I take from the responses to this article? The fact that respectful wishes go out to a respectable player, no matter what team they’re a fan of. This really speaks volumes as I see it. Had it been a player with a troubled past, there would have been some wise ass (or possibly even racial) comments made.
    Thank you all for being respectful to those that are deserving of it. Is there a chance such a display might make a couple other big money guys think about how they’re truly perceived with their immature antics? Probably not, but we as fans of the game can hope, can’t we?
    Best wishes “AP” (you’re on my Fantasy team bro)

  19. ojibwebeauty33 says: Oct 11, 2013 1:44 AM

    Pray For His Strength He Will Need It, A Miracle Is Prayed For <3

  20. jascz says: Oct 11, 2013 1:48 AM

    I can’t believe there are 30+ thumbs down for any of the above comments. Wishing the best for AP and family.

  21. 4d9erdynasty says: Oct 11, 2013 2:08 AM

    Yea he has a problem. A young famous guy with alot of money making bad decisions, woooaahh. But dummies on this website talking about him like he’s never going to play another snap in the NFL again or he lost his talent. This guy is the best pass rusher in the NFL. He needs to get right and he will be back better than ever.

  22. hauts81 says: Oct 11, 2013 2:58 AM

    Good god, AD has already gone through so much personal tragedy. I wish the best for him and his family.

  23. backdapack4evr says: Oct 11, 2013 3:24 AM

    Prayers for his family

  24. joetoronto says: Oct 11, 2013 4:38 AM

    “a man named Robert Joseph Patterson charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery of an infant.”

    Anything short of an immediate death penalty upon conviction is a travesty of justice, IMO.

  25. freshnsoclean says: Oct 11, 2013 5:38 AM

    may God be with those who took a shot at A.P from a earlier post without knowing the circumstances. #karma

  26. deck28 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:05 AM

    This really goes to show how many mentally disturbed and out of touch people there are on this site. How could any possibly vote thumbs down on any of theses comments. This isn’t about football anymore. At least there is one sensible packer fan on this site.

  27. jillbrenneman says: Oct 11, 2013 8:22 AM

    AP was spotted in Sioux Falls………..

    Why does he have to be spotted? Clearly the man has a horrendous family crisis to deal with. What is worse than harming an infant? And yet despite this family tragedy he has to be worried about media running around trying to figure out what’s going on, finding him etc.

    How about AP and his family be shown some respect and left alone at this tragic time. Just because he is a public figure doesn’t mean we all have to know his every move during a terrible for him.

    Prayers to him, his family and especially the child.

  28. kingmj4891 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:23 AM

    I don’t know whats more sick someone hurting a baby of all the thumbs down people gave wishing that AP and the baby well.

  29. edenprairieballer says: Oct 11, 2013 8:26 AM

    Wow a lot of thumbs down for people wishing good health for an infant. I picture those people to be the same type of losers who showed up to Matt Schaubs house. Stay classy low lifes…

  30. brocklanders819 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:35 AM

    I hope he makes it back in time for the game Sunday… He needs to get back on pace for 2500 yards…

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