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Police say Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son has died

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The 2-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has died.

Police in South Dakota confirmed to Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the 2-year-old boy died, days after he was allegedly beaten by his mother’s boyfriend. Robert Joseph Patterson was arrested on charges of aggravated battery of an infant and aggravated assault, and the state’s attorney is now reviewing the matter for possible additional charges.

The names of the boy and his mother are being withheld, at the family’s request. Peterson briefly addressed reporters today and asked for privacy for his family.

Peterson, the NFL’s reigning Most Valuable Player, plans to play on Sunday.

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329 Responses to “Police say Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son has died”
  1. skoobyfl says: Oct 11, 2013 5:35 PM

    Oh my, poor little baby. Please pray for this little Angel.

  2. savojah says: Oct 11, 2013 5:35 PM

    F#$# this baby killer. I hope he get his in jail.

  3. jzone954 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:35 PM

    God bless you Mr Peterson and your family..
    I’m so so sorry.

  4. seahawks12lob says: Oct 11, 2013 5:36 PM

    sincer condolences to the Peterson family. What a traggic and horrifying event.

  5. eaglesnd18 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:36 PM

    Wow. I don’t even know what to say or think. This man better get what he deserves! Praying for Peterson and know that this Sunday’s game is going to mean everything to him. So sad.

  6. wsperegoiv says: Oct 11, 2013 5:36 PM

    People who could do that to a child don’t deserve to live on this earth.

  7. barkerd85 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:36 PM

    I wish AP could get ahold of this guy!

  8. green41563 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:36 PM

    Rough stuff.

  9. roadtrip3500 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:37 PM

    The assailant has revoked his right to breathe.

  10. packhater1 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:37 PM

    What a horrible story. Apparently the guy has prior restraining orders for similar conflict.

  11. pfm4pres says: Oct 11, 2013 5:37 PM

    Wow, absolutely terrible. Shock waves have to go through you if you are human. A child was just beaten to death. Terrible. Thoughts and prayers to the Peterson family. Especially to his son. Rest in peace little man. So terrible.

  12. pookienjookie says: Oct 11, 2013 5:37 PM

    That really hurts, I mean REALLY hurts, especially when your on the road like he is and expects his kids mother to take care of him. So sorry.

  13. ecupatsfan12 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:37 PM

    I hope the coward that did that to his son gets the death penalty . You think your tough because you can beat up a 2 year old? Rot in hell man. Godspeed Adrian I’m praying for you. No one deserves to lose a child

  14. nfl4days says: Oct 11, 2013 5:37 PM

    Death Penalty.

  15. st0n3r78 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:37 PM

    I know players dont read this, but still heres to hoping AP can make it through this horrible ordeal.

  16. Akula says: Oct 11, 2013 5:38 PM

    I can ‘t even imagine what he’s going through.

    There is pure evil in the world

  17. chaseutley says: Oct 11, 2013 5:38 PM

    Innocent until proven guilty, I guess. But “aggravated assault?” It sounds a lot more like murder and a special place in hell for this guy.

  18. gdixon3421 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:38 PM

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  19. swaggyy says: Oct 11, 2013 5:38 PM

    So sad. May his little soul Rest In Peace. And may the man who did this get the worst punishment possible.

  20. crisper57 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:38 PM

    Heartbreaking news. My thoughts are with AP and his family right now. This should never happen.

  21. bigpurple72 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:38 PM

    Horrible…feel so bad for that little boy and Adrian’s family.

  22. ryann252013 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:38 PM

    This is tragic, rivalries don’t matter at a time like this. RIP to AP’s son and my heart goes out to Adrian Peterson go win AP a game this weekend vikes!! He deserves it. I’m rooting for you guys.

    - Packers fan

  23. doomsdaydefensetx says: Oct 11, 2013 5:38 PM

    Awful. Condolences for Cowboys country AP.

  24. cadillacjosh says: Oct 11, 2013 5:38 PM

    Wow. That’s just so awful. I am speechless.

  25. pfic15 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:38 PM

    Poor kid. The real victim here.

  26. waxthat says: Oct 11, 2013 5:38 PM

    I wish we could all get a hold of this guy. Hoping he gets beaten, then as he’s recovering, beaten again, over and over and over again.

    If hell is real, this dude needs to rot in it.

  27. johnnyb216 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:38 PM

    Wow. Does south Dakota have the death penalty? Because if its ever going to be used, now’s the time.

  28. reesesteel23 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:39 PM

    I don’t have kids….but as an uncle of 5, I cant even start to imagine the pain. Fry em.

  29. ottawabrave91 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:39 PM

    there is no way that scumbag could fully be punished for what has been done. horrible

  30. pdxlv says: Oct 11, 2013 5:39 PM

    Heartbreaking

  31. damnskins703 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:39 PM

    Wow this is terrible news thoughts and prayers go out to Adrian and his family, justice will be served, such a tragedy.

  32. eaglefan94 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:39 PM

    Wow. I have no words.

  33. tommyribs says: Oct 11, 2013 5:39 PM

    OMG Awful, Awful, Awful, Awful!

    What kind of POS does this to a little boy?

  34. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 11, 2013 5:39 PM

    Cause of death listed as multiple failures of responsibility. Starting with the jackass at the top.

  35. philadelphiafan says: Oct 11, 2013 5:39 PM

    Wow that is horrible. I can’t even imagine how AP is going to be able to focus on a football game in just 2 days. Prayers are with his family.

  36. mattjay0101 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:39 PM

    May his soul Rest In Peace.

  37. butchhickory says: Oct 11, 2013 5:40 PM

    No way AP will play now.

  38. kjereld615 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:40 PM

    Times like these I am all for the Code of Hammurabi. The punishment should definitely fit the crime and that man should have his ass beaten to the extent or even more than what he did to that poor child. No parent should ever have to bury their child, especially their 2 year-old child. My heart and prayers go out to you Adrian.

  39. grandmachine says: Oct 11, 2013 5:40 PM

    That abomination doesn’t deserve to see the light of day ever again.

  40. jtylert says: Oct 11, 2013 5:40 PM

    I can’t even imagine what he must be feeling right now.

    Whatever he does, I hope AP can find some peace in this madness.

  41. axman72 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:41 PM

    Unreal.
    Prayers go out to AP and his fam.
    What kind of trash harms an innocent child?

  42. coltzfan166 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:41 PM

    So sad. This kid probably would’ve been a beast in the NFL too

  43. kaeptaincrunch says: Oct 11, 2013 5:41 PM

    This world can be so cruel.

    Stay strong, Adrian Peterson and family.

  44. bvolke says: Oct 11, 2013 5:41 PM

    Another angel has gone to heaven but way too soon.

    The monster who did this is the reason why we need the death penalty.

  45. jmcneely1982 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:41 PM

    Deepest condolences on his loss.

  46. boltfansmith says: Oct 11, 2013 5:41 PM

    Worst story of year by far. What a piece of sh___t. Hope he gets all he deserves. Prayers AP your in our prayers!!

  47. moosev says: Oct 11, 2013 5:41 PM

    Absolutely horrible. I’m going to hug and kiss my kids right now and tell them that I love them.

  48. doitbigreggiemckenzie says: Oct 11, 2013 5:42 PM

    Why spend money keeping this POS Patterson in jail? End his life.

    This is just a disgusting story.

  49. footballace says: Oct 11, 2013 5:42 PM

    Man, I feel terrible for both parents and their families. I cannot imagine losing a kid. And for the guy who did this, there is a nice place for you in hell, my man.

  50. tjacks7 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:42 PM

    Terrible news. RIP little man.

    I sincerely hope this guy dies a slow and painful death in prison. How could you possibly do that to a two year old child?

  51. imthedudedude says: Oct 11, 2013 5:42 PM

    My heart is broken for Adrian Peterson today. Just awful news. Thoughts and prayers out to you and your family. AP all day.
    - a packer fan

  52. finfanrod says: Oct 11, 2013 5:43 PM

    This I so sad and sickening. I pray for this poor little soul. I hope the piece of garbage who did this rots

  53. johnqhorn says: Oct 11, 2013 5:43 PM

    They should put Robert Joseph Patterson in a locked room with Jared Allen for about an hour.

  54. Laura says: Oct 11, 2013 5:43 PM

    I am so sorry, Mr. Peterson. Lions fan, hoping you can set records Sunday in your son’s memory.

  55. bloomer006999999 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:43 PM

    My condolences to the Peterson family.

  56. pacificnw7722 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:43 PM

    Prayers go out t0 the Peterson family.

    God Bless that little child…..

  57. raiders4life says: Oct 11, 2013 5:43 PM

    Condolences to Adrian Peterson and his family.

  58. mnwildfan15 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:43 PM

    Put that P.O.S. in genpop and let nature take it’s course.

  59. cowboysnation34 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:44 PM

    @coltzfan

    Are you kidding me? That’s what you think about? You deserve to have your ass beat

  60. natepalmer1 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:44 PM

    I hope this monster dies in prison quickly…
    Animal!
    A child’s worst nightmare…

  61. ericbinfordlives says: Oct 11, 2013 5:44 PM

    Why do these things happen to such good people? AP is one of the true class acts in the NFL whom I consider a personal role model.

    If he does play, I hope he has game of a lifetime.

  62. cfab44 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:44 PM

    AP and this guy in a room for 5 minutes

  63. skibumj says: Oct 11, 2013 5:44 PM

    I have a son that is 22 months. Just shy of his 2 year birthday. I cannot fathom how a grown man could lay a hand on a child that small and young – barely talk, wears diapers, cannot lift a gallon of milk on his own…. Disgusting human to physically harm anyone that young.

  64. packfanaj12 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:44 PM

    Heartbreaking… I feel for AP and his family.

  65. joecancun says: Oct 11, 2013 5:44 PM

    Prison Justice.

  66. joecancun says: Oct 11, 2013 5:44 PM

    Prison Justice.

  67. jacksonjames4 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:45 PM

    god bless him and his family. I’m still waiting for that idiot fan to come on here and say, “I’m not a fan of the Vikings but”

  68. larryboodry says: Oct 11, 2013 5:45 PM

    Prayers for that poor little boy and AP and his family. Guy who did it should be shot ‘trying to escape.’

  69. v16009 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:45 PM

    I am so sorry. Stay strong Adrian Peterson and family.

  70. GenXJay says: Oct 11, 2013 5:45 PM

    I hope this Patterson child killer gets general population release in prison. The other convicts are going to play football with his head.

  71. c1md6 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:45 PM

    Unreal. AD has been a class act on and off the field since he came into the league my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. This goes beyond what team you root for, get well AD.

  72. siknutty says: Oct 11, 2013 5:45 PM

    This is absolutely terrible. Instead of putting this slime ball in jail they should lock him in a room with Adrian. This guy doesn’t even deserve the death penalty, he deserves something far more severe.

  73. anonymous135 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:46 PM

    Rest in peace little angel, thoughts and prayers to the parents and families.

    Can’t imagine the type of monster that could do this. I have a suspicion this may have been something more as anger against AP than this unfortunate boy, who was on the receiving end… jealous that AP was the dad of his gf son

    Tragedy, just so sad

  74. xetuoh says: Oct 11, 2013 5:46 PM

    Having lost a son at 8 years old, I believe I know his pain. I’ll let the criminal justice system take care of this monster but till then, my thoughts and prayers for him and his family. So sad….

  75. toddsive says: Oct 11, 2013 5:46 PM

    What horrible news. My heart is heavy for you and your family, Mr Peterson.

  76. wearethesteelers says: Oct 11, 2013 5:46 PM

    What a tragedy.

  77. clownsfan says: Oct 11, 2013 5:47 PM

    ABSOLUTELY TRAGIC.

  78. hogison says: Oct 11, 2013 5:47 PM

    I hope he gets life and AP pays good money to the warden to have someone pay special visits to this horrible waste of a human being.

  79. derekgorgonstar says: Oct 11, 2013 5:47 PM

    I have a two year old boy myself. This just breaks your heart.

  80. clebrowns216 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:47 PM

    Sickening.

    Unfortunately this man wont get what he deserves, because what he deserves is to come face to face with Adrian Peterson.

    Days like today are when you wish people could just take the law into their own hands.

    Praying for AP, his son, and his family. R.I.P.

  81. blacknole08 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:48 PM

    OMG!! This dude deserves death!!!

    RIP young AP Jr. Gone too soon.

  82. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 11, 2013 5:49 PM

    I just threw up in my mouth. Condolences.

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  83. wearethesteelers says: Oct 11, 2013 5:50 PM

    If the murderer did that here in Pitt, he’d be quartered.

  84. glenuendo says: Oct 11, 2013 5:50 PM

    I’m a stepfather myself and there are times that my wife’s kids get on my nerves but one thing I will NEVER do is lay a hand on them in anger. This guy needs to rot for a very long time. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Peterson family at this rough time.

  85. finley88thebeast says: Oct 11, 2013 5:50 PM

    I’m so sorry to hear this Mr. Peterson…my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family…R.I.P….AP all day

    -packer nation

  86. jokendave says: Oct 11, 2013 5:50 PM

    My heart breaks. Rest in peace little man.

  87. derekgorgonstar says: Oct 11, 2013 5:50 PM

    Also, not for nothing, they should ask AP to sit the game out, nobody should be pressuring him to play right now, and he should not feel obligated to do so.

  88. bigmike7914 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:51 PM

    Wow, my heart and prayers go out to AP and his family…

  89. rushmatic says: Oct 11, 2013 5:51 PM

    I can’t even imagine. My two-year-old is the most important thing in my life, aside from her mother. With that said, I’ll skip praying to the same god who oversees this BS.

  90. toes110 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:51 PM

    As a die hard vikings fan, its awesome to see fans of other NFL teams, put all the rivalries aside. its just too bad that it takes something this tragic for fans to remember that this is just a game….in other news, I hope this P.O.S gets raped by a concrete dildo… F*ckers like that should be stretch, drawn, and quatered….

  91. delintzman says: Oct 11, 2013 5:51 PM

    Sadness begets more sadness. How anyone can thumbs down these heartfelt condolences is beyond me. We pray for those we have lost and also for those who are lost.

  92. larrydavid815 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:51 PM

    I am sick to my stomach. Condolences to the AP family.

  93. chicagocardinals says: Oct 11, 2013 5:51 PM

    I hope I speak for all the Cardinals fans, and I saw Larry Fitzgerald’s facebook page, we offer all our prayers and support to Adrian Petersen and his family in dealing with this horrible situation.

  94. motownlion says: Oct 11, 2013 5:52 PM

    Inmates have a way of dealing with fools that hurt children in prison….There is a code, even amongst criminals. Enjoy your first day in population you piece of dirt!

  95. favresweiner says: Oct 11, 2013 5:52 PM

    I always heard there is nothing worse than losing a child. Thoughts go out to Adrian and his family.

  96. keepongronking says: Oct 11, 2013 5:53 PM

    Prison isnt enough. I have lost all faith in humanity

  97. titansbro says: Oct 11, 2013 5:54 PM

    Disgusted

  98. calicokiller49 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:54 PM

    Wow.

  99. ajwwr82 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:54 PM

    There’s a special place reserved in hell for the jokes that are supposedly humans that harm children..God gained himself an angel today. RIP little guy

  100. faulkn22 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:54 PM

    Beyond awful news.

  101. harrycanyon says: Oct 11, 2013 5:54 PM

    This man should never see daylight again in his life. Bad to wish crime upon crime, but I hope he is shived in the shower and then tortured untill he dies.
    It wouldn’t begin to make up for what he did though.

  102. eaglesnd18 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:54 PM

    There are people giving “thumbs down” to these comments. You people can go to hell too along with this baby murderer.

  103. kidsamoa260 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:55 PM

    Un-f%#%ing-believable.

  104. 2difshoe says: Oct 11, 2013 5:55 PM

    May the child rest peacefully.
    Condolences to the family.

    Maybe the child murderer can attend 1 of the Vikings practices or a team closed room meeting. Punishment can then be served.

  105. goldiehawn9 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:56 PM

    I am so sorry for the family and the young boy.. RIP

  106. shadowcell says: Oct 11, 2013 5:56 PM

    That’s awful. Condolences to Adrian and his family.

  107. titansbro says: Oct 11, 2013 5:56 PM

    If there is a god I pray my kids outlive me.

  108. emattes90 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:57 PM

    You will be in our thoughts and prayers!

    - Packer Nation

  109. skinsfan2 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:57 PM

    I’m sick to my stomach.

    My prayers to you and your family, AP.

  110. thetooloftools says: Oct 11, 2013 5:58 PM

    Don’t ask me why I totally support the death penalty. Chances are we’ll have to pay to feed, clothe, and shelter this baby killer until he dies of old age. Why? I have no compassion for these people. I hope God forgives them, it doesn’t mean I do nor should I pay to keep them alive.

  111. jasncondit says: Oct 11, 2013 5:58 PM

    As a dad, I hurt badly for AP…
    As a Lions fan I hope he does win this week but nothing will ever take his pain away until he hopefully sees him in heaven…

    A win won’t do anything to take away the pain…

  112. savojah says: Oct 11, 2013 5:58 PM

    Who’s the sick person that thumbs down these comments. SMH.

  113. ningenito78 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:59 PM

    Screw jail. His punishment should be to have him locked in a room with Adrian Peterson.

  114. mljohns says: Oct 11, 2013 5:59 PM

    Condolences to AP and his family. I can’t imagine their pain right now.

  115. bradygirl12 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:00 PM

    Thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest in peace, little one.

  116. dirtybird28 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:00 PM

    wow.

  117. arbyemcee says: Oct 11, 2013 6:00 PM

    My deepest condolences to Adrian and his family, my heart bleeds for you.

    “What is right” does not involve having the citizens of this nation pay for this man’s room and board and medical care for the rest of his life. That is what will happen because just like a pedophile he will never see General Population. It would be best for society for this man to die.

  118. drboogerlips says: Oct 11, 2013 6:01 PM

    People are actually voting down some good hearted and non-opinionated comments?

    Really? You must not get enough attention.

  119. censoredagain says: Oct 11, 2013 6:02 PM

    Unspeakable. Many prayers and much love going out to AD and his family

  120. dkphilly1122 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:02 PM

    How can any scumbag beat a 2 year old…..regardless of what the little child did…..I feel for you AP and I send my condolences to you and your family!! Take those frustrations of what that scumbag did out on the Panthers and have a career day!!!! He will get his justice from his fellow inmates……no child killer goes unpunished…..good luck AP with this situation!!!!

  121. nolahxc says: Oct 11, 2013 6:02 PM

    This comment will get buried, but this story breaks my heart. I feel horrible for AP and his family for having to deal with this tragic situation. It’s pathetic when there are human beings among us who have such little disregard for human life. I truly hope that the worst possible things happen to this cowardly child-killer in prison.

    Prayers and thoughts to Adrian and his family. So so sad.

  122. glynners says: Oct 11, 2013 6:02 PM

    Who downvotes these comments? Scum

  123. dklyce44 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:02 PM

    I don’t condone violence but when it comes to my kids, theirs no reasoning with me. I also would be in jail because there isn’t a force on this planet that would keep me off of him!!!!!!! My prayer goes out to Mr. Peterson and his family.

  124. lgbarn says: Oct 11, 2013 6:03 PM

    I wish the people who are thumbs down would identify themselves so we know who you are. Why hide behind the keyboard?

  125. dillpx183 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:03 PM

    how comments at the top are getting thumbs down is beyond me. they must be a special type of horrible peope

  126. bcajun says: Oct 11, 2013 6:03 PM

    If it were me hed better get the dealth penalty and not let me get ahold of him

  127. jfrogo says: Oct 11, 2013 6:03 PM

    I am absolutely astounded that there are idiots who read PFT who rate a “thumbs down” to the majority of the comments being written by well intentioned people. Hey thumbs down idiots, a two year old child was killed by a nut-job. That little two year old didn’t deserve to die!
    Friggin unbelievable society we live in….

  128. steveinphilly says: Oct 11, 2013 6:04 PM

    If anyone in prison with the murderer Patterson is a football fan and is reading this, well, you know what to do. The criminal justice system drags on very slowly. The matter could be taken care of much more quickly.

  129. bruno1433 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:04 PM

    If was petereson I would play snther down in the nfl cuz I would be in prison and the other dude would be dead in the most oainful long last way possible.

  130. tigersfandan says: Oct 11, 2013 6:05 PM

    cowboysnation34 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:44 PM

    @coltzfan

    Are you kidding me? That’s what you think about? You deserve to have your ass beat
    _____________________________________

    Maybe he was just trying to say something nice? It’s more than a little hypocritical for us to speak out against violence and then condone that someone be beaten for what was a probably well-intentioned remark.

  131. DonRSD says: Oct 11, 2013 6:05 PM

    As a fellow father, my deepest condolences go out to Adrian.
    My God – I cant even fathom 1% of what he is going thru.

    My thoughts & prayers are with you, fellow dad!

  132. 2jivecrew says: Oct 11, 2013 6:05 PM

    Oh my God. Bless that beautiful little child. So horrible.

    And I’d love it if PFT released the IP addresses of those thumbing down all these comments today. We’ll take it from there.

  133. steveinphilly says: Oct 11, 2013 6:05 PM

    Robert Joseph Patterson, hang yourself. You’re going to die soon in your cell one way or the other. Might as well just get it over with.

  134. 2thguy says: Oct 11, 2013 6:05 PM

    Heartbreaking. Condolences to the family.

  135. mikelitoriss says: Oct 11, 2013 6:06 PM

    I’m at a loss for words, what a cruel world we live in. Prayers for AP and may the baby rest in peace.

  136. metalhead65 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:06 PM

    anyone who thumbs down condolences to peterson must be related to the scumbag who killed his son. I am pretty sure no jury in their right mind would do anything to A.P.should he decide to dispense his own justice to this lowlife.

  137. bvanstraten says: Oct 11, 2013 6:07 PM

    Those giving “thumbs down” are piece of $hit child molesters.

  138. grimlock12 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:07 PM

    So I have read a commit or two and there’s one that says death penalty and such like this and there are actually people who clicked thumbs down. For this I am ashamed at you people these folks are the ones who have destroyed our country. What I mean to say is I can’t wait till the day the come face to face with our maker and He says to them get from me I never knew the and they pray for the mountains to fall on them. O what there probably atheists so never mind they will be safe.

  139. wearethesteelers says: Oct 11, 2013 6:09 PM

    I don’t think there is a worse title to have than baby-killer. I hope he rots.

  140. vegaskid21 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:09 PM

    Rest in peace child. Prayers to the entire Peterson family, us as football fans will lift you up, support and stand behind you 100%. We’re all very sorry. Now is not about football or fantasy or trolls, this is about family.

  141. f1restarter says: Oct 11, 2013 6:09 PM

    The guy that did this should immediately be shot with no trial.

  142. janessa31888 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:09 PM

    Stick that Patterson guy in a nasty prison for life!!!! He has an innocent child’s blood on his hands. Thoughts and prayers for AP and the mother.

  143. 4greatestvikingever says: Oct 11, 2013 6:09 PM

    Condolences to the Petersen family. Sad to see all the child molesters and abusers voting thumbs down.

  144. nonetruerthanblue says: Oct 11, 2013 6:09 PM

    Who could do that to a defenseless child? Prayers go out to AP and his family.

  145. seatownballers says: Oct 11, 2013 6:10 PM

    Tragedy.
    This child’s soul is in a better place now, this world can be ugly and unbearable at times
    R.I.P.

  146. seattlecoug says: Oct 11, 2013 6:10 PM

    My son turned 2 yesterday. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain of this family. I hope this guy dies a slow painful death.

  147. Go-Hawks! says: Oct 11, 2013 6:10 PM

    The death penalty doesn’t cut the mustard in cases like this.

    For crimes of this horrendous nature there needs to be real punishment. A long, slow, torturous death is what this baby killer deserves.

    God will punish him.

  148. grimlock12 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:10 PM

    May God bless u always Peterson family!!

  149. mrplow3 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:11 PM

    I’m not questioning AP but how the hell can he play this Sunday???

    This reminds me of Andy Reid coaching right after his son died.

    Take some time off, heal, please : (

  150. bathroombenlovemachine says: Oct 11, 2013 6:11 PM

    Adrian Peterson is reading this thread and appreciates all your heartfelt condolences.

    Eagles = Super Bowl 48 Champions

  151. bucforever says: Oct 11, 2013 6:12 PM

    May God send His comfort to the Peterson family and friends.

  152. purpwalk says: Oct 11, 2013 6:12 PM

    too sad. take care, lil bro

  153. scoobies05 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:12 PM

    there are no words to describe this. i hope that those who loved this little boy can find the strength to pull together and honor his memory. for those of you who have children in your life, hug then a little tighter tonite. i am on my way home to see my son and do just that. rest in peace

  154. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 11, 2013 6:13 PM

    It never ceases to amaze me when people here hit the thumbs down after some sort of tragedy when others are offering their condolences and kind words. WTF people? Ya’ll are some heartless SOB’s. You must be a pretty miserable and worthless @%#$ since you seem to take joy from spreading your negativity.

  155. surfoside4life says: Oct 11, 2013 6:13 PM

    evil people in this world. what a shame

  156. samoanjungle says: Oct 11, 2013 6:13 PM

    Mr Florio could you please permanently block the IPs of those that would give a thumbs down to condolences for the death of a baby? Or better yet, publish their IPs?

  157. teambringitstrong says: Oct 11, 2013 6:14 PM

    Tell you what. I would lat down my life at this very moment as long as I could take that sub-human along with me.

  158. db3300 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:14 PM

    It’s a sad commentary on the human race that many good people come in here to give their condolences and and handful of a-h0les have to down vote those comments. I pity you losers.

    Our prayers are with you, AP.

  159. darkneptune73 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:14 PM

    It’s horrible the boy died. It’s just as horrible seeing some people thumbs downing these comments. Where are your morals?

  160. tigersfandan says: Oct 11, 2013 6:14 PM

    2jivecrew says: Oct 11, 2013 6:05 PM

    Oh my God. Bless that beautiful little child. So horrible.

    And I’d love it if PFT released the IP addresses of those thumbing down all these comments today. We’ll take it from there.

    ______________________________________

    What if the person thumbing these comments down is someone else’s child? You know, just like this boy is Adrian Peterson’s son.

    Furthermore, some people probably access this site via a phone or something. On a phone, it could be pretty easy to accidentally press thumb down when you wanted to press thumb up.

  161. imaginesuperbowlwin says: Oct 11, 2013 6:15 PM

    Be strong, AD. My heartfelt condolences.

  162. gochargersgo says: Oct 11, 2013 6:16 PM

    Reminds me of a quote from the movie The Kingdom. “When we catch the man who murdered these people, I don’t care to ask even one question. I want to kill him.”

  163. vwbrown19 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:17 PM

    She didn’t know that POS was a psycho i’m sure he displaced violent actions before. I’m so sad the baby had to pay the price.

  164. gochargersgo says: Oct 11, 2013 6:17 PM

    mrplow3 says:
    Oct 11, 2013 6:11 PM
    “I’m not questioning AP but how the hell can he play this Sunday???

    This reminds me of Andy Reid coaching right after his son died.

    Take some time off, heal, please : (”

    For some people, time off would be more painful. Playing could be healing for him.

  165. mase7286 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:18 PM

    How do you dislike statuses offering condolences to the Peterson family. Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself what’s important to you.

  166. pftbillsfan says: Oct 11, 2013 6:19 PM

    Man that’s heartbreaking. I seldom have ever wished for retribution on anyone but I hope the individual responsible is haunted forever by the repercussions of his actions.

  167. threedeep1998 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:19 PM

    I’m a Vikings fan and I’m going to the game on Sunday. AP, be with your family. Football is nothing. However, do what you want but me and my friends will be rooting for you even harder.

  168. mctyboy35 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:20 PM

    Father-to-Father, my heart and prayers go out to you an your family Mr. Peterson. I don’t know how you can summon the strength to play this Sunday but for what it’s worth, please know that this weekend this Rams fans heart is bleeding purple in memory of your dear little boy. Again I’m so sorry. Run your tears away my friend.

  169. stevent92 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:21 PM

    Adrian, we all love you and your dear son. God bless you and stay strong.

  170. theuncletodd says: Oct 11, 2013 6:21 PM

    Who are the a-holes that can actually vote ‘thumbs down’ on peoples condolences in this awful situation? They’re next in line to get what’s coming…

  171. claimersays says: Oct 11, 2013 6:21 PM

    R.I.P.
    Shouldn’t EVER happen

  172. hansenbrothers says: Oct 11, 2013 6:21 PM

    Awful. What would make someone do this to a child?

  173. calicowboysfan86 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:23 PM

    Nothing but love and support going out to AP and his family. I’m absolutely sickened this can even happen.

  174. justinsdailypay says: Oct 11, 2013 6:24 PM

    So Sorry for your loss Adrian, You are an inspiration to all and my heart hurts that you can not be an inspiration to your own son. RIP little man….so sorry had to fall into the evil in this world.

    May Justice be served and you know it will. not the courts and Prison, but what will happen to you in prison. I can not wait to read the story what the inmates did to you.

  175. stlluna7 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:26 PM

    Oh man that is so sad. My heart goes out to the whole family.

  176. shatho1 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:27 PM

    RIP little man. No matter what team u root for no one wants to see this happen to anyone it makes me sick to think some one could do this to a child so innocent. Our prayers r with AP and his family.

  177. farvite says: Oct 11, 2013 6:35 PM

    Robert Joseph Patterson,

    Since I don’t believe in Hell, I hope each and every day for the rest of your miserable, pathetic life you are beaten senseless.

    Condolences to the Peterson family. REAL tragedy.

  178. 00maltliquor says: Oct 11, 2013 6:37 PM

    I feel sick to my stomach right now. I’m so sorry Adrian, Peterson family.

  179. adg84 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:39 PM

    My sincere condolences to the Peterson family. Such a tragic occurence for a very talented player

  180. jackm79 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:40 PM

    Awful. Tell your children what they mean to you everyday. Not sure how AD is going to play this weekend. I know he is superman, but this is unimaginable. He will probably run for 300+ on Sunday. Prayers for his family and especially his little boy.

  181. rodgersrules says: Oct 11, 2013 6:41 PM

    That’s horrific and heartbreaking

  182. georgewashingtonsghost says: Oct 11, 2013 6:42 PM

    What a terrible tragedy. My condolences to AP and his family. I can’t imagine what they are going through. I hope they can find peace in this time of darkness.

  183. kidsamoa260 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:44 PM

    An absolute nightmare for split custody parents. For any parent really, but not being able to be there to protect them is heartbreaking. Our hearts are with you All Day. – 12th man.

  184. doggeatdogg says: Oct 11, 2013 6:47 PM

    dklyce44 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:02 PM
    I don’t condone violence but when it comes to my kids, theirs no reasoning with me. I also would be in jail because there isn’t a force on this planet that would keep me off of him!!!!!!! My prayer goes out to Mr. Peterson and his family.

    ——-

    This is we have prison justice. The chain gang have a strong aversion to baby killers. They will take care of Mr. Patterson after the state gives him 25 to life, so essential he is DMW.

  185. datageek94 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:48 PM

    For a grown man to beat a 2 year old to death is absolutely inexcusable. Horrific. I agree with the sentiments of most in these comments.

    But why on earth would anyone put a thumbs down to comments expressing outrage and wishing AP and his family well? What on earth is wrong with you? You think this behavior is acceptable? Thumbs down on you.

  186. chucknorrissinspiration says: Oct 11, 2013 6:50 PM

    As a father of three, all I can say is, damn.
    That’s hard to digest. If it were my son or daughter I’m not sure if I would have the self control or support network in order to let justice take its course or remain mentally stable. Good luck AP

  187. wnstonchill says: Oct 11, 2013 6:52 PM

    Just an absolute, horrific thing that’s happened here. My heart is hurting so much for this child who deserved so much better. We’re supposed to be protecting a child, not destroying them! Whoever is responsible, you deserve the worst punishment known to man! God bless Adrian Peterson and his family and friends.

  188. maddogwhite says: Oct 11, 2013 6:56 PM

    Living proof that monsters don’t exist in just fairy tales.

  189. MyTeamsAllStink says: Oct 11, 2013 6:58 PM

    I’m literally sick over this.Parents give your children a huge hug and kiss tonight and tell them you love them…I know I will

  190. rpomfret86 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:00 PM

    Anyone that takes the time to hit the thumbs down for sending condolonces is a disgrace to society. A man just lost his 2 year old son, what is there to dislike? Pathetic. . . My sincere condolonces to Peterson and his family.

    -700 Level Eagles Fan

  191. bramabull23 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:01 PM

    May GOD be with you & your family while you go through this difficult time. My prayers go out to the entire family.

  192. jboogie82 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:02 PM

    What horrible news. As a father of a 4 year old, I would literally lose my mind if someone ever hurt my child. This guy better get the death penalty. Where was the mother while this was happening? So many things wrong in this scenario. She should definitely be held accountable for being with a psycho like that!

    That guy deserves to get beaten to pulp and I hope the guys in prison hear of what he did. Scum bags like that don’t deserve to live among people.

  193. jeffa43 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:02 PM

    Having trouble comprehending such a morbid act.

    God Bless A.P.

    So… Carolina…. ummmm, good luck…..

  194. ripster65 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:03 PM

    I just don’t get it. What on Earth could a child of ANY age do to warrant a beating like this? People who can’t handle the trials and tribulations of dealing with children should not ever be anywhere near them. I first read this at work and wanted to burst into tears. I can’t imagine what AP is going through.

  195. bleedburgandyandgold says: Oct 11, 2013 7:04 PM

    I have a daughter that turns 2 the 17th I couldn’t imagine losing her its a terrible terrible thing my prayers go out out to him and his family

  196. happytwinsfan says: Oct 11, 2013 7:05 PM

    when i saw the first thread on this i posted that the sentence for the guy who choked the little boy should be 5 minutes alone with peterson. i thought that was pretty cute and of course it got lots of thumbs up. i was wrong. the sanctimonious jerk side of me made that post.

    this patterson guy is probably a psychological child inside a man’s body, most likely because he was brought up by other adult aged children. he was maybe under the influence of something or already in a bad mood because of whatever. the two year old little boy, maybe was acting like, well a two year old. all we parents know what that can be like. patterson didn’t have the strength to handle it and lost it for some dozens of seconds. that’s all it takes

    of course patterson needs to be locked up for a very very long time if not the rest of his life, but instead of anger towards him we should be feeling pity.

  197. jrmalo23 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:08 PM

    As a parent I cannot imagine. I’m saddened beyond words can express. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Adrian Peterson.

  198. skins1970 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:09 PM

    That poor little boy, My thoughts and prayers go to AP and his whole family.

  199. ravensgrl says: Oct 11, 2013 7:10 PM

    How tragic! Prayers for the AP and his family

  200. glad4sgone says: Oct 11, 2013 7:11 PM

    A Packer fan is thinking of you this day, Adrian Petersen. My sincere condolences…

  201. bag217 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:11 PM

    Thoughts and prayers to AP and his family. Football takes a back seat to real life, and we can all agree that this is tragic. God bless all if them!

  202. blumpkinbuc says: Oct 11, 2013 7:13 PM

    I’m so sorry Adrian.. The good go young. So your son must have been an angel among angels… He’s in a much better place now.

    ………As for this Patterson, let the Corrections Officers collect the worst of their facility, and release those beasts on him, 23 hours a day, 365, for the rest of his worthless life. No mercy death penalty for this coward.

  203. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 11, 2013 7:14 PM

    Horrible.

    Children are precious and innocent. The 2 year old never could have done anything to deserve this.
    Prayers for the family and for all of those who have endured such tragedies every day that go unnoticed by national media.

  204. kentakka says: Oct 11, 2013 7:14 PM

    Thoughts and prayers go out to AP and his family.

    What kind of monster goes after a baby? Give this so called boyfriend the chair and flip the switch.

  205. bmue42 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:15 PM

    Packer Nation is with you AP

  206. purplekoolaid1 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:19 PM

    Those that are putting thumbs down for positive posts regarding this matter are absolutely sick people.

    RIP little man.

  207. sanctusreal says: Oct 11, 2013 7:27 PM

    That’s so terrible. What an evil, awful, and wicked thing to. So sad

  208. ironman721 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:36 PM

    God bless that little boy and his family. This Steelers fan will be pulling for AP from now on.

  209. drelms says: Oct 11, 2013 7:45 PM

    Words don’t cut it AP, you and your family have my heartfelt condolences sir.

  210. 8man says: Oct 11, 2013 7:47 PM

    Hideous and horrific situation. There are a lot of questions. What we know for sure is that someone’s toddler son has died because of an adult assault.

    This type of loss kills your soul. Prayers and hope to the parents for their loss and godspeed to the authorities who have identified the assailant and their efforts to punish him accordingly.

    I wish to never hear of any parent losing a child, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever again.

  211. hammmerr says: Oct 11, 2013 7:50 PM

    Tears are falling as i read the story and comments as my twin 2 year old boys are playing in front of me.
    Rest in Peace little one.

    AP and family my prayers are with you.

    The evil soul that did this should spend the rest of his days, everyday, knowing the fear that little angel must’ve felt.

    Sometimes this world just doesn’t make sense.

  212. marypurn says: Oct 11, 2013 7:53 PM

    Take care, Adrian. What a good guy.

  213. irkjames says: Oct 11, 2013 7:57 PM

    My condolences to the Peterson family from a Dolphins fan in South Florida.

    May Adrian’s son rest in peace. You will be in our prayers tonight.

  214. weekendatberniemadoffs says: Oct 11, 2013 8:01 PM

    So I should start Carolina’s D this Sunday?

  215. malieckal says: Oct 11, 2013 8:05 PM

    Words from AP, retweeted by men who play for every team in the league:

    @AdrianPeterson: “The NFL is a fraternity of brothers and I am thankful for the tweets, phone calls and text messages from my fellow players”

    Simply cannot imagine the agony. Awesome to see valiant competitors close ranks around AP.

    Me & everyone else in B&G wish you peace in this time of hurt. God bless you & the child.

  216. jr507 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:07 PM

    I read this story and find myself fighting back tears which will probably flow while I watch my son through the baby monitor.

    No parent should bury their child, let alone an Angel so young. There’s so much bickering and potshots between us sports fans and this is a horrific dose of perspective.

    God bless the Peterson family with strength, the rest of the PFT family with health, and grant the “thumb-downers” with a conscience. Horrible tragedy.

  217. pantherfan550 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:11 PM

    Wow. What a tragedy.

    Puts the three hours on Sunday afternoon into perspective.

  218. beeg19 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:11 PM

    Thoughts and prayers.

    Rest in peace innocent little man.

  219. thedave0124 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:15 PM

    Thoughts and prayers goin out to AP and his family from the Billsmafia. As a father I wept when I read this thinking of my own 2 year old son. God Bless you AP and your family

  220. thealbinorhino says: Oct 11, 2013 8:17 PM

    God bless you and your family, AP

    Browns fan

  221. easyeddie says: Oct 11, 2013 8:19 PM

    This Lions fan praying for AP and family.

  222. sidepull says: Oct 11, 2013 8:25 PM

    What is this world coming to?

    I am at a loss sometimes to comprehend the insanity and brutality of the world we live in.

    Hopefully this littlest of angels can find peace and love in the presence of JC our Lord.

    God Bless AP. I am so so sorry.

  223. daleinatlanta says: Oct 11, 2013 8:26 PM

    This is just horrific, for a father to have his son die this way.

    “Blessed are the Innocent at heart, for they shall meet God”

  224. allday2k says: Oct 11, 2013 8:26 PM

    A horrendous tragedy.

    May God be with and watch over you and your family during these trying times Mr. Peterson. Lots of prayer and well wishes for you from all of Vikings Nation and all other fan bases for that matter.

    I expect a standing ovation for you when you take the field at home this Sunday.

  225. gameover78 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:33 PM

    No parent should have to outlive their children…there is no greater loss in this world than that of your child. Harness the rage, harness that pain and let it go on the field. You’re an incredible athlete and one of the truly good guys in the league. I am a fan of yours on and off the field, my deepest thoughts for you in these tragic times. I send you positive energy and wish you nothing but the best.

  226. purpleman527 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:42 PM

    Take heart.
    There is a GOD.
    May the peace and love of our LORD shine upon the Peterson family.

  227. sporadiclee says: Oct 11, 2013 8:42 PM

    My heart goes out to AP and his family.

    RIP, little guy.

  228. papichulo55 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:45 PM

    There are no words, in anger or sympathy, that works for me. Here we are, the greatest nation that the world has ever known, but we cant protect our kids from devils at home, in the classroom, at sporting events? ‘ We are what our record says we are’ with this. We have to do better. I can only honor this young soul by doing something to save the next one. Writing a check, donating time to an Outreach Program, I dont know….Just feel that words aint enough, and I gotta do something to stand with Adrian on this.

  229. allday420ap says: Oct 11, 2013 8:54 PM

    brings a tear to my eye

  230. hor2012 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:56 PM

    My last post didn’t go up. Rest in peace AP and your family

  231. sabatimus says: Oct 11, 2013 8:57 PM

    NO. This is so terrible.

  232. natijim235 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:01 PM

    poor kid – not familiar with Peterson’s situation but where is the mom or whatever?

  233. stellarperformance says: Oct 11, 2013 9:02 PM

    He plans to play. My heart goes out to him, but that’s the wrong move. What’s more sacred than your young child? Nope. Wrong move. You can honor your recently deceased mother or father and get motivated, but your kid? I hate to say it but I have to question his priorities, which at this point appear to be Dickerson’s record.

  234. selmastitz says: Oct 11, 2013 9:02 PM

    Did I just walk into a sermon?
    Seriously….enough with quoting the scripture. Kids get killed everyday – Let’s not make AP a hero for having a secret love-child.

  235. wafflestomp says: Oct 11, 2013 9:04 PM

    Life > Football

  236. annes22 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:11 PM

    Words can’t describe what this “animal” deserves.
    What is wrong with the thumbs down people on here, go and get a real life for god sake. What a waste of time you all are.
    Rest in peace “little guy” and my condolences to the Peterson family, this is just horrible.

  237. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:12 PM

    I see others were thinking the same thing here, when I was reading the first maybe 20 or so before I read anything about the dislike comments, how can people dislike comments on here,
    Adrian if you do decide to play on sunday, dedicate the game for your son and sorry panthers but I think we will be hopefully getting another W in the column.
    Another thing earlier when they said adrian was in South Dakota yesterday some people were commenting that he was getting his hgh, I believe adrian is clean and does not use drugs, and I think everyone that commented that probably feels dumb now as to the real reason why he was in SD,
    Sorry had to say that was just bugging me.

  238. rublestiltzkin says: Oct 11, 2013 9:14 PM

    This effin story here pisses me off. There was surely a number of things that could have been done to prevent this. Mostly steps that took the low life, soon to be no life, spineless coward that killed the kid could have taken. Here is what I wanna know. How was mom not at least aware that this man could be a possible threat? Unless she was aware…..

  239. camdenyard says: Oct 11, 2013 9:15 PM

    Horrible tragedy.

  240. apbabyjesus28 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:16 PM

    As I sit here looking at my two year old son, I’m filled with anger and extreme sadness. God bless, AP and your family.

  241. racksie says: Oct 11, 2013 9:19 PM

    I have to say that this site is so sad sometimes. How do thirty people disagree with a statement of support for guy who lost his kid?

  242. 2jivecrew says: Oct 11, 2013 9:19 PM

    What if the person thumbing these comments down is someone else’s child? You know, just like this boy is Adrian Peterson’s son.
    —————————-

    Boo hoo. Garbage in, garbage out. The parents of these “thumbs downers” are obviously garbage themselves that raised their s*#t spawn exactly in their image. The gene pool needs these type of people removed for the betterment of society.

    To those of you clicking on the thumbs down icon………..you’re not being funny. You’re not being edgy or cool. And even though you’re anonymous, it still reflects upon you and the kind of person you are and the type of character you have. Because YOU know you did it, and you know what everyone thinks of you for doing it. Maybe someday when tragedy bites you and your family you’ll reflect on the type of person you’ve conducted yourself as…….as i’ve no doubt whatsoever that clicking an icon like this is just the tip of the iceberg as far as the bitter and petty people you you are. You need some humility beaten into you. Your parents obviously didn’t get the job done.

  243. repmochief50 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:24 PM

    This dirtbag doesn’t deserve a trial. I have 2 sons and 1 daughter, and 2 grandsons ages 2 & 3. this guy should be beat to death just like he did this poor little boy……who couldn’t defend himself. Maybe if this country quit worrying so much about criminals rights and started serving up some “justice”, we’d quit seeing so many crimes like this. Tragic, just tragic. My heart goes out to you AP.

  244. mikemcdorman says: Oct 11, 2013 9:26 PM

    We love you AP

  245. jwayne03 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:26 PM

    Looking at my two yr old i can’t imagine how someone can do such harm to an innocent person…

  246. broncogang says: Oct 11, 2013 9:28 PM

    That’s fn’ bullsh***!!! OMG my heart out to you my dude! I would go to jail for that obviously after torturing a mFer! OMG…

  247. nativeraider says: Oct 11, 2013 9:30 PM

    How can someone thumb down these heart felt comments? Must be some people that don’t have kids. Feel better AP. From the RAIDER NATIONx

  248. donnymacjack says: Oct 11, 2013 9:33 PM

    Peace. And many prayers for AD, the child’s mother, and their families.

  249. dolfan55 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:36 PM

    Prayers to the Peterson family. So sad. The thumbs down prankster is someone seeking attention…smh

  250. philtration says: Oct 11, 2013 9:36 PM

    Oh man….
    I cannot even imagine what he is going through.

  251. jiveturkeygobbler says: Oct 11, 2013 9:37 PM

    There is nothing anyone can say. I hope on AP’s first carry the defense walks with him to the endzone. I hope both teams surround AP and take a few minutes to mourn with him, after the touchdown. Then the teams can start playing.

  252. bender4700 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:37 PM

    Who the heck is THUMBS DOWNING THESE COMMENTS!

    What kind of SCUM would THUMB DOWN these comments?!?!!?

    My God, some people are COMPLETE losers.

    Im so sad for Adrian, and anyone who has to interact with someone who would THUMBS DOWN that comment.

  253. bender4700 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:38 PM

    PFT, if you can see who “thumbs down” these comments, you should ban them.

    Unbelievable.

  254. bensstinkyfingers says: Oct 11, 2013 9:42 PM

    Words cannot describe the anger, and heartbreak I feel when I read about kids being hurt, killed. Makes me wanna go outside myself for just one day, find this P.O.S. and tear him apart slowly, then torture him in every worst way possible. Karma will take care of it I’m sure in prison, and in hell if there is one, hope he is Sodomized by Satan daily for all eternity. hang in their AP your in many folks thoughts and prayers.

  255. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Oct 11, 2013 9:44 PM

    Adrian, as a father of a 2 year old Son I cannot begin to fathom what you are going through. May the knowledge that his soul is residing with our Lord in everlasting life give you and his loving family some solace in this trying time.

  256. catfish252 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:47 PM

    My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family, I pray that the Good Lord brings you peace and comfort during these difficult times.

  257. youallrfools says: Oct 11, 2013 9:48 PM

    I understand the “packers fan” or “lions fan” qualifications to these comments, but I don’t think there is a reason for it today. A 2 year old child lost his life because of a monster. No matter who’s child it is, related to football or not, or whatever the backstory to all of it is, this is a horrible tragedy. My thoughts go out to all the individuals involved.

    That being said, in a just world this man would have to spend 20 minutes in a locked 10 x 10 room with Adrian and whatever happens in there is free reign for those 20 minutes.

    Lastly, to all the “downvoters,” good luck at life. You are truly the scum of the earth and will probably spend the rest of your miserable lives alone and sad. I bet you aren’t so tough in reality – just cowards, trolls, that hide in the basement behind a computer screen. Everyone you know despises you. Believe that.

  258. ghoul11 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:49 PM

    Anyone else wondering why he has two two year old sons from different women? Wonder which one is older?

  259. blackngold4life says: Oct 11, 2013 9:53 PM

    This happens all too much..Females letting dudes around their kids..she needs to be charged with somethin also..just like DJ Quics daughter was.

  260. Kathy Kramer says: Oct 11, 2013 9:55 PM

    Someone asked further up if South Dakota has the death penalty. Yes, it does. I’m not sure if the states’ attorney can seek it in this case or what they’re going to add to his current charges.

    I live in Sioux Falls, where the boy and his mother lived. It’s very surreal to see a local news story being talked about all over the place. I found out that the mother and this boy lived about a mile away from where I do and I’m seriously creeped out knowing that I may have crossed paths with the monster who did this when I was out running errands or something. I know it sounds weird, but it’s the truth. It doesn’t help when the local news reported on this guy’s 9 page rap sheet and this creep has a history of violence, but little punishment for his violent acts.

    Division rivalries are not important right now. Packer Nation sends our thoughts and prayers to Adrian Peterson at this time.

  261. laserw says: Oct 11, 2013 10:05 PM

    Murderers of children have a special place in hell and this dirtbag deserves a special send off. He should be tied to a real wrecking ball and then suspended by a crane and then a building should be brought down using the human ball in the process. If there is anything left of the dirtbag then the parts should be placed in a pile of debris and that debris should be blown to hell.

    I don’t care about cruel and unusual – the baby never got the chance to face a judge and jury. The dirtbag should also be dispensed with in as unsatisfactory and as disrespectful method as possible.

  262. julezycataleya says: Oct 11, 2013 10:06 PM

    Sorry to hear about that AP. From a father to a father I don’t know how you feel but I am hurt just thinking about your pain. I pray for you and your healing…

    Redskins’ Fan

  263. mediasloppy says: Oct 11, 2013 10:11 PM

    What kind of society do we live in where multiple people give a thumbs down for prayers offered and condolences for a dead child. Makes me sick.

  264. abomb80 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:13 PM

    This makes me absolutely sick. My own two year old gets extra kisses tonight.

  265. keltictim says: Oct 11, 2013 10:21 PM

    So sad to hear this story and then to hear how a judge ( I believe in ohio) halted an execution because of the kind of drug they planned to use. To hell with that! Scum like this deserve nothing less than the cheapest quickest death possible. A gallon if bleach costs 99 cents and the needles are a couple of bucks. If your sentenced to death I’m sorry but I don’t care if it’s painful or if it doesn’t sound humane. In most states you have to do something god awful to be put to death why in the world should we care how they are killed. This guy, put him in a room with ap and all his lineman and let them figure out how they want to put him down. He’d have as much a chance as that poor innocent child did. Maggot.

  266. poofy1800 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:33 PM

    I can’t even imagine what the Peterson family is going through. What a heartbreaking and disturbing event. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Take all the time you need and be patient with yourself. I hope you find some comfort with our Lord. RIP lil’ man.

  267. newenglandynasty says: Oct 11, 2013 10:33 PM

    Unbelievable .. My prayers go out to AP

  268. gotampabay52 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:48 PM

    AP run and never stop on Sunday. Bless you and your family. Carolina good luck. Trying to stop a man running for his son. Good luck kittens.

  269. nyjetsfan08 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:52 PM

    Downvote me.

  270. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 11, 2013 10:55 PM

    I dislike little kids in general but this is horrible. RIP, little guy. Best wishes to you and your family, Adrian.

    Also, I said earlier that as a Packers fan I would never hope for any Vikings player to have a career game. Change that. I’d be happy for Peterson if he had such a game this week. Come Oct. 27 and/or Nov. 24, he’ll have 2 fumbles and under 30 yards.

    But again, I’m sorry for your loss, AP28.

  271. billsfan1 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:55 PM

    Damn it all….

  272. packmangamble says: Oct 11, 2013 10:57 PM

    Packer fan here. This is where the rivalry goes away. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Adrian Peterson and his family. May God give you the strength to see you through this tragedy and the faith to know that you will be with him someday.

  273. lnfinite says: Oct 11, 2013 10:58 PM

    Whether this is a child of someone famous or not makes no difference, this is beyond tragic. Insane is more proper to understand this. The worst thing for a parent or any mentor to hear is an innocent victim’s life has ended.

    Condolences and Godspeed to those who influenced the young boys life……

  274. vegaskid21 says: Oct 11, 2013 11:08 PM

    To the people who wrote that: you’re fighting back tears, let me say that youre stronger than I am. I haven’t cried since my 1st daughter was born 7 years ago. I lost it after reading this.

  275. monkeyhateclean says: Oct 11, 2013 11:22 PM

    Our Most Dear Savior, Jesus Christ, Let Us Understand That We Can Never Know the Wisdom Of Your Divine Plan That Such a Child of God Should Be Taken From Us. We Never Hope to Understand Why You Have Taken An Angel Already So Young, Nor Do We Question The Sacrament, and the Promise This Young Child Now Receives As A Pure Angel OF God And Love. We Know In Our Hearts That Your Love Is Beyond Our Reckoning, So While We Are Angry That Such An Angel Was Taken From Us So Young, We Embrace The Love and Eternal Care He Will Be Afforded, Just As We Damn The Person Who Brought Such A Beautiful Angel To His Appointed Place Among Your Chosen. Prayers And Love To Anyone Who Dies, Even Though It Be Gods Eternal Will As So It Written So It Shall Be, Amen.

  276. ravens533 says: Oct 11, 2013 11:23 PM

    AP and his family deserve all the love and support we can give them. The animal that hurt/killed a small child should never again have a moment of peace. In this world and beyond.

  277. slacker716 says: Oct 11, 2013 11:33 PM

    no one has a right to judge any one for how they deal with their emotions. true bills fan here ; but this weekend is all about AP. Heart goes out to you ap and anyone hurting from your loss

  278. liquidv0 says: Oct 11, 2013 11:35 PM

    sick a$$ people thats who. the ones that will amount to nothing

    Sorry for loss AP

    theuncletodd says:
    Oct 11, 2013 6:21 PM
    Who are the a-holes that can actually vote ‘thumbs down’ on peoples condolences in this awful situation? They’re next in line to get what’s coming…

  279. sc49ers says: Oct 11, 2013 11:49 PM

    Its not gonna be a good thing for the panthers d this weekend..he’s gonna see that dume ass’s face everywhere..i’d be careful if i was playing against him….prayers to u ap and your famliy..keep your head up..he’ll get HIS

  280. sjsharks66 says: Oct 11, 2013 11:50 PM

    Death penalty is the easy way out. Send him to prison and see what everyone on the inside does when they find out why he is there. Also put him on suicide watch so he can’t take the easy way out himself.

  281. kingkornkahn says: Oct 11, 2013 11:59 PM

    So the people giving the thumbs down are in favor of the beating death of a two year old? Or are they just against the sanctimonious pouring of condolences that seems to accompnay high profile tragedies on a sports thread? Hard to say since there is no explanation with the thumbs down, but I prefer to think the later. Nonetheless, my condolences to Adrian Peterson for this senseless tradgedy.

  282. rodh32340 says: Oct 12, 2013 12:02 AM

    There are NO real men who could beat a baby to death, only monsters who should be extinguished from this earth! This mother put her child on danger by subjected him to this sick bastard with anger issues and being too stid to dealmwith it before it happened. You gave AP a great gift of life and your actions ripped it away in the most heinous way possible not to mention thain and anguish that this little angel did not deserve. You have to live with the death of a small child who would never have encountered this evil without your acceptance of him.

  283. caseyanthonymunoz says: Oct 12, 2013 12:05 AM

    Do you know why people “thumbs down”? Because its a website. Stop posting “thoughts and prayers” like it makes a difference. Nobody gives a crap. AP ain’t reading this site. And nobody wants to hear about your bratty kid and how much you love him. Of course you do – you’re supposed to, moron. And don’t tell me how “disgusting and cowardly” this guy is. No kidding, dumbass, everyone realizes that. Lastly, if you want to actually make a difference, take care of your own kids, pay your taxes, volunteer, donate to the needy. But please stop with your naive, self absorbed comments that a six year would post.

  284. strongmackn says: Oct 12, 2013 12:13 AM

    How is there 30-50 thumbs down on those first 10 replies?

    Id like to see you sick bastards thumb down that with your punk fingers while adrian peterson is standing next to you.

  285. rtk23 says: Oct 12, 2013 12:15 AM

    Where in the hell was the mom when this was happening? Does she not share responsibility in this tragedy?

  286. gary2525 says: Oct 12, 2013 12:25 AM

    No death penalty that’s to easy put him in a locked room with The Peterson family and let them have there justice

  287. teamnorsecore says: Oct 12, 2013 12:33 AM

    Absolutely horrendous. God bless AP and his family. Filthy…..can’t even bring your self make a positive, supportive comment? Probably be making fun of it soon……just like like Korey Stringer’s death and the I35 Bridge collapse. Stay classy.

  288. 407magic says: Oct 12, 2013 12:36 AM

    Would I be a bad person to want to watch this sorry excuse for a human BABY KILLER get beaten like this poor infant did til he dies too?

  289. thenyolive says: Oct 12, 2013 12:57 AM

    “Peterson briefly addressed reporters today and asked for privacy for his family.”

    Which translates to “Oh, I know, I’ll post this on PFT!!!!” Nice work guys. Turn a horrific story and a request for privacy into page hits.

  290. vegasgreek says: Oct 12, 2013 1:37 AM

    GO PACK GO !

  291. jwisz says: Oct 12, 2013 1:46 AM

    First and foremost, this is a sad story. NFL or not. A true tragedy on any level.

    Secondly…for years I have enjoyed reading my fellow fans responses to stories here. I may quit tonight. The fact that so many people can give a thumbs down to a child dying just effing disgusts me!

  292. axespray says: Oct 12, 2013 1:54 AM

    This is just awful…
    What kind of weak person beats on a two year old?

    This is awful, no one should have to go through something like this – especially good people like Adrian and his family.

  293. msstiller58 says: Oct 12, 2013 1:58 AM

    How can a human being be so evil to another human being who is so innocent and defenseless?

    Guys, and ladies, too, do whatever you need to do to find out all you can about who your ex is dating, if you have a child together. There are
    A lot if evil people who get to children by acting and dating like a normal person. We all must learn from this!

    God Bless this little guy. May his family find peace in their hearts, healing, and justice. But justice rings hollow in a case like this.

  294. 90210g says: Oct 12, 2013 1:58 AM

    Sorry for your loss AP may your little one be in peace with our heavenly GOD.

  295. brewdogg says: Oct 12, 2013 2:11 AM

    No jail term or death sentence or even a life of constant beatings are enough for this guy. But here’s a thought…. he used his arms to beat the poor child, right? I say amputate both his arms at the shoulder, and then kick his pathetic carcass out to make his way as best he can. And, just so begging is more difficult for him, tattoo “I killed a baby” on his face. That should set a wonderful example to all the other pricks out there who can’t keep a rein on their temper around children.

  296. anarchopurplism says: Oct 12, 2013 2:50 AM

    God bless you & your family AD

    My 2yr old son & I will pray for you. Every night before bed, we say goodnight to items in his room, including “Goodnight Day” to the NFL Football that you signed.

    The motto I speaks over my son is FIERCE-BRAVE-HONORABLE. The way you apply yourself to your craft reflects these values.

    Justice is the Lord’s. He has peace for you beyond all understanding.

    God bless you

  297. neilanblomi says: Oct 12, 2013 2:55 AM

    Huge mistake by that guy. NO more child support for your girlfriend which was BIG money.

  298. bcstiller says: Oct 12, 2013 3:01 AM

    God’s peace upon the Petersen family. Let no one question his decision to play or not to play Sunday. That is between him and God and I support him in that decision.
    As for that murderer? Send his ass over to Singapore or Malaysia with details of his behavior. They’ll know what to do with him!
    Peace, BC, Steeler fan in York, PA

  299. shaggytoodle says: Oct 12, 2013 3:10 AM

    Its a terrible story, but please don’t forget that unfortunately there are probably several other families. That have suffered similar tragedies, not only this month week, but probably even that day.

    I wish Mr. Peterson the best, but I also would like to wish the best to families that have had to deal with this, but don’t get the acknowledgment because they don’t work where their name is spoken nationally week in and week out.

    No one should ever find out, what its like to live through that sort of nonsense.

    I wish Peterson and anyone else that has to fight through that mess the best.

  300. what da says: Oct 12, 2013 3:43 AM

    I’m just reeling thinking about the horror AP and family must be going through . God bless the Peterson family.
    - saints fan

  301. joetoronto says: Oct 12, 2013 4:10 AM

    happytwinsfan:

    Really, pity for this monster???

    Screw that, he needs to be ripped apart at the seams, completely dismantled and then left for dead.

    Pity is the reason these bastards keep doing their thing.

    My God man, SMH.

  302. tedchaough says: Oct 12, 2013 5:24 AM

    Thumbs down to the doubters who begin their comments with ‘if there’s a God”, “if there’s a hell”…..

  303. roofdoc1 says: Oct 12, 2013 5:30 AM

    My heart and prayers go out to you Mr. Peterson…God Bless You and Yours
    from Houston Texas

  304. chi01town says: Oct 12, 2013 6:20 AM

    this guy will never see day light again. and the mother should go to Jail for 50 years too

  305. kenny328usa says: Oct 12, 2013 6:20 AM

    Condolences to you and your family AP. So sorry.

  306. robgilman says: Oct 12, 2013 7:32 AM

    My heart is broken for Adrian Peterson today. Just awful news. Thoughts and prayers out to you and your family. AP all day.
    - a packer fan
    ———————————————————-

    Wow, how uplifting. That you, a packer fan, were able to set aside your differences with the vikings for this matter. Such a man you are, mr. packer fan.

    Adrian- May your son rest in peace and may peace be brought to your family
    - Signed, another human being

  307. robgilman says: Oct 12, 2013 7:38 AM

    glad4sgone says:
    Oct 11, 2013 7:11 PM
    A Packer fan is thinking of you this day, Adrian Petersen. My sincere condolences…
    ———————————————————–
    Really cool that you were able to set aside your differences with the Vikings today Mr. Packer Fan.

    Adrian- May your family find peace and justice be served.
    -Signed, another human being

  308. afcdomination says: Oct 12, 2013 7:42 AM

    27 year old assaults a 2 year old. some things in this world I will just never understand I guess. Really no words other than I’m sorry, I don’t really get how something like this can happen.

  309. broncsfan72 says: Oct 12, 2013 7:45 AM

    Thought I could put this into words. I cannot. It’s the worst thing that could ever happen. I couldn’t even imagine losing one of my children. I would die on the inside. Mr. Peterson my deepest condolences.

  310. briwis7 says: Oct 12, 2013 8:28 AM

    Very sad news, our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. The part that is even more sad is that event like this take place daily in this county and it only comes to light because it happened to a star RB.
    Hey NFL instead of ramming pink down our throats every year how about doing something for awareness of child abuse. Maybe another horrible story like this then may be prevented.
    RIP little man

  311. niner0921 says: Oct 12, 2013 8:30 AM

    I have two boys of my own. They are teenagers now, but I know I would protect them with my own life. God bless your little man and may he rip. I hope you have the strength to get through this. Your son will still be rooting for his favorite player, HIS DADDY!!!! Times like this, I wish we as a country would punish an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. He deserves to be in a public stoning. I don’t like to spout hateful messages, but a two yr old child. Come on man!!!!! God bless tou AP, you will get through it.

  312. vegasgreek says: Oct 12, 2013 8:50 AM

    He CHOPPED IT FOR CHUM ! Just like the Pack will do to the Queens on Oct 27th. this was a bad omen for all of you Queens fans and Packer haters. It’s in the Runes Loki has willed it ! Queens season is over ! Another year without an SB.

  313. fishfan39 says: Oct 12, 2013 8:52 AM

    This certainly puts the game of football into perspective. What a shame.

  314. vegasgreek says: Oct 12, 2013 10:41 AM

    I’m Praying for Clay Mathews and all the injured Packers to heal That’s what counts ! That’s what a true Packer fan does. ! GO, PACK GO !

  315. polapea says: Oct 12, 2013 11:17 AM

    Do a little research. AP has / had NOTHING to do with this kid. The only difference between him and the dirt bags running around this country denying their kids is AP can run the ball.
    Send your condolences to those that cared for and loved this child.
    Peterson did neither.

  316. notoriousbuc says: Oct 12, 2013 11:45 AM

    Yes, everyone, please acknowledge cretins on here fishing for attention with contrary comments. Only a full borne psychotic could not feel heartbroken over a baby’s murder, and I’m sure even the crass posters share the same sentiments despite their childish antics.

    There does seem to be a trend of tragedy in the personal lives for many associated with the NFL, possibly as a result of the commitment the industry requires leading to an imbalance of professional to personal life. Maybe it’s just a reflection on society in general, as modern life has chipped away at family strength and importance.

  317. woodyc says: Oct 12, 2013 12:20 PM

    So sorry for AP and his family, that said, I hope the “mother” is charged with reckless child endangerment and accessory to murder for ever bringing her child around this POS!

  318. theclaymaker52 says: Oct 12, 2013 12:45 PM

    No parent should ever have to bury a child. True football fans have APs back during this rough time. God bless.

  319. stellarperformance says: Oct 12, 2013 12:48 PM

    I don’t think this sad child means as much to Peterson as the rushing record…..sorry to say. THAT is more a “sign-of-the-times” than the murderous event itself.

  320. c1md6 says: Oct 12, 2013 1:06 PM

    @vegasgeek

    Stop fishing for attention and get show some respect.

  321. rn1997 says: Oct 12, 2013 5:37 PM

    The hardest part of working at a Children’s Hospital is that we see similar cases all the time……..fortunately they don’t all end this tragically. Anyone that can hurt an innocent child is beyond sick. My prayers are with his little soul.

  322. dstep24 says: Oct 12, 2013 5:49 PM

    Phillipians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

  323. truthserum4u says: Oct 12, 2013 5:53 PM

    I see Packer fans are still displaying their distasteful nature. Making this about Peterson instead of the loss of a child to violence (i.e. stellarperformance once again not living up to the name). Better hope there isn’t such a thing as karma.

    Obviously they’re the ones clicking the thumbs down; even on posts that don’t mention Peterson (in case you can’t stand him) prayers, soul or angel (in case you aren’t religious) or the death penalty or prison justice (in case you’re anti violent justice). Yes, we have people on this site clicking thumbs down on posts simply acknowledging the tragic death of a child and how horrible it is. Think about that for a second. What are these people really saying? An what does it say about them?

  324. purpwalk says: Oct 12, 2013 6:20 PM

    wow, packer team comments on this thread? really? even if for just a ruse, pitiful and sick, get some help

  325. skins1970 says: Oct 12, 2013 9:10 PM

    I will never understand how someone can hurt a innocent child, Once again My thoughts and prayers go out to AP and his family.

  326. dhardy8207 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:19 PM

    First, Thoughts and prayers go out to Adrian and his family. What a tragic thing to happen to any family especially when a baby is involved.

    Second, I saw someone post derrogatory comments about Adrian not knowing this child or spending any time with him. While you are “researching” as to post that type of crap, please also put your google to use and “research” how long it takes to resolve paternity cases in most states. My son had to go back and forth to court with my grand babies mom for 2 years before support and visitation was ordered and he was disputing paternity.

    Lastly, this thread is full of “how could someone do this?” All that can be said is that evil exist and there is no cure for pure evil. What is troublesome about this, like so many other cases (Casey Anthony) there will be some slick as oil lawyer that will go to bat for this guy and come up with any reason to keep him out of jail. There will be some evidence that will be omitted because well that just may be too much proving he did indeed kill this baby.

    A precious life is lost and we can’t bring him back, but people could honor him by making sure this sick bastard and every monster that commits such a crime never gets away with it. Until we as a nation say “enough is enough” and start seriously dealing with those that prey on children unfortunately we will continue to hear too many cases like this!!!

    Rest In Peace Little Angel!

  327. dhardy8207 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:22 PM

    ****Typo on previous post*** ” He wasn’t disputing paternity*** Damn smart phone!!

  328. frellmedead7 says: Oct 14, 2013 5:12 PM

    Anyone who abuses a kid should be tortured to death. — Hope the piece of manure dies painfully and slowly in prison.

  329. frellmedead7 says: Oct 14, 2013 5:21 PM

    Oh, by the way, I am a Packers fan, and Adrian Peterson is a great player. Wish we had him on our team. I do not know what he is like off the football field. My thoughts and condolensces go out to him.

    As for those making despicable comments, or thumbing down the respectful comments of others, they are cowardly trash. Trust me, the Green Bay Packers organization and the overwhelming majority of Packers fans would want nothing to do with them.

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