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.

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

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

  2. 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.

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    Jeez. I hope not.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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)

  6. 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.

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

  8. “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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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…

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