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“Tragic” situation for Adrian Peterson


Adrian Peterson is indeed dealing with a personal situation that a source close to Peterson describes as “tragic.”

The source declined to share any further details, explaining that it’s a subject Peterson will address at the appropriate time.

On Thursday, Stu Whitney of the Argus (S.D.) Leader reported that Peterson remains in Sioux Falls, “dealing with [a] medical issue involving [a] young family member that likely will be a police matter” and that it is a “very serious” health situation.

No further details are currently available.  Multiple tipsters have suggested a possible link to news of a Sioux Falls toddler being in critical condition, and a man named Robert Joseph Patterson charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery of an infant.

We continue to extend our best wishes to Adrian Peterson and his family.

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56 Responses to ““Tragic” situation for Adrian Peterson”
  1. geniusry says: Oct 11, 2013 7:04 AM

    Damn, hopefully everything is OK. AP is a great dude.

  2. wearethesteelers says: Oct 11, 2013 7:07 AM

    Aggravated assault on an infant? What’s wrong with people!?

  3. jokendave says: Oct 11, 2013 7:09 AM

    Our prayers go for safe and healthy outcome for the infant child And for your family as well. Good Luck Adrian.

  4. crs334 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:14 AM

    After all his family has been through, now this? Praying for peterson and family

  5. footballfan58 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:26 AM

    My prayers are with you and your family, Adrian.

  6. raidmagic says: Oct 11, 2013 7:31 AM

    What kind of piece of trash beats up on a 2 year old kid?

  7. finley88thebeast says: Oct 11, 2013 7:33 AM

    My heart & prayers go out to you & and your family Adrian.

  8. fievel03 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:34 AM

    Football’s just a game. Thoughts and love from Detroit.

  9. childerolandwp says: Oct 11, 2013 7:36 AM

    How awful. My heart aches for AP and his family.

  10. lingsun54 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:46 AM

    This sounds like a tragic case where the boyfriend shook a crying baby. A boyfriend is hundreds of times more likely to abuse a child than the child’s father if he’s married to the mother. Just another huge example of how morality has huge consequences in families.

  11. saint2112 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:47 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tragic time.

  12. steelbydesign says: Oct 11, 2013 7:51 AM

    “a subject Peterson will address at the appropriate time.”

    Peterson doesn’t need to address anything. The media needs to just leave him alone.

  13. totallyuselessme says: Oct 11, 2013 7:54 AM

    Put the guy in a room with AP for 3 minutes.

    No questions asked.

  14. greatmiamisportsmind says: Oct 11, 2013 7:56 AM

    What jack(bleep) would hurt a defenseless child? My goodness

  15. pfm4pres says: Oct 11, 2013 7:57 AM

    TERRIBLE. Hopefully everything works out. It takes a special kind of person to ever hit a child, let alone a toddler. Hopefully the little one makes it. This is just terrible. Especially thinking of it as a father.

  16. chut26 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:02 AM

    Our thoughts are with you and your family AP!

  17. skoobyfl says: Oct 11, 2013 8:29 AM

    Keep your head up AP.

  18. allboutstyle says: Oct 11, 2013 8:30 AM

    Stay strong AP. Don’t let some dirt bag drag you down. Packer fans are pulling for you through this tough time.

  19. dublindemonszfl says: Oct 11, 2013 8:42 AM

    Take AP, do what you need to do and be where you need to be.

    Child abusers should be exterminated.

  20. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 11, 2013 8:46 AM

    Some things are bigger than football. Thoughts and prayers to Peterson and everyone involved.


  21. justsomerandomguy24 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:55 AM

    I don’t know Robert Patterson, but I’m will to bet Adrian Peterson could smash him like a bug. Dear souix falls p.d., please look the other way while AP handles this one…

  22. shadowoflambeau311 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:57 AM

    Thoughts and prayers to the Peterson family.

  23. billco6192013 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:00 AM

    Stay strong A.P,PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU

  24. watdoiknow says: Oct 11, 2013 9:08 AM

    Thoughts and prayers

  25. lgbarn says: Oct 11, 2013 9:20 AM

    Adrian Peterson is easily my favorite player in the NFL and I’m not a Viking fan at all. My heart goes out to him and his family.

  26. oldbyrd says: Oct 11, 2013 9:21 AM

    Never like to hear these kind of things, about anyone.

  27. vikefan says: Oct 11, 2013 9:22 AM

    family first MVP…….family first

  28. obsessedvikingfan says: Oct 11, 2013 9:25 AM

    Anyone who abuses children needs to be severely punished. If this it true, they should make him spend a day at a closed Vikings practice for the start of his punishment.

    Let’s see how he likes when someone 10 times his size hits him.

  29. jimmysee says: Oct 11, 2013 9:26 AM

    This lifelong Packers fan hoping for the best for the little boy, AP, and family.


  30. dfields4 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:29 AM

    Battery of an infant? The people in this world are despicable.

    Not even God can save this man if AP gets to him.

  31. muskyhunter2542 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:31 AM

    As a fan of The Packers I as well extend my best wishes to Adrian Peterson and his family.
    And all others involved.

  32. kidsamoa260 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:38 AM

    Our hearts go out to you All Day.

    – 12th man.

  33. stevierod says: Oct 11, 2013 9:47 AM

    Prayers go out to the Peterson family… Hope no more damage is done.

  34. jrmbadger says: Oct 11, 2013 9:53 AM

    Best wishes to AP and his family. Only a piece of scum monster would hurt a child.

  35. fnsquirrel says: Oct 11, 2013 10:10 AM

    Prayers for this child.

  36. huricaneditka says: Oct 11, 2013 10:17 AM

    I think it’s only fair that AP gets to be in a locked room for 10 min with the dirtbag that hurts kids.

  37. fafaflunky says: Oct 11, 2013 10:19 AM

    whose the dumba$$ thumbing down..
    prayers are with u A.P..

  38. schmitty2 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:20 AM

    What’s worse-beating up a 2 year old or the turds on here giving thumbs down?

  39. lucasblack12 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:21 AM

    Whoever is giving thumbs down to the comments showing support you are a pretty worthless person, prayers for AD and his family

  40. broncobrooks says: Oct 11, 2013 10:21 AM

    I do hope everything works out ok. I also have to ask why people keep calling him AP…He has never gone by that. They call him AD!! Stands for ALL DAY!!! Just had to put that out there.

  41. dtl0813 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:25 AM

    It is his son it seems.

  42. mbritmn says: Oct 11, 2013 10:30 AM

    Local news media are now reporting that the “young family member” is actually AP’s son. My heart is just breaking for him.

  43. lemonhead7 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:31 AM

    Another disturbing issue is the number of thumbs down that are being given simply because someone is wishing for AP’s family’s best or calling out the fact that this is a disgusting act of violence. It’s sad when so many people wish the worst on others. Get a life.

  44. obsessedvikingfan says: Oct 11, 2013 10:36 AM

    Every post on here is sending out good thoughts to AP and his son. How any of you can thumbs down comments is beyond me.

    God help all of you who would do that. Even as a joke.

    Good luck to AP and his family.

  45. fnsquirrel says: Oct 11, 2013 10:38 AM

    Who gives “thumbs down” to comments that support the young child???

  46. rtilus91 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:42 AM

    Seriously what losers are disliking all these comments? Show some respect, my thoughts and prayers go out to AP and his family right now in this horrible situation.

  47. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 11, 2013 10:45 AM

    Men are, deep down, animals in nature…. The fact that we are human and capable of thinking SHOULD set us apart from beasts of the jungle. Alas, not always… We pray for this innocent child.

  48. jokendave says: Oct 11, 2013 10:54 AM

    This isn’t football folks. This is a child’s life. I would wish no harm to any human being, but if the thumbs down are because he’s a football player on another team, well your pathetic. I sure hope your never in the same position. You would need all the love support and prayers you could muster. Now get some class. Again My prayers got out to the Peterson family.

  49. ickky says: Oct 11, 2013 10:57 AM

    MN has your Back Adrian. Anything you need, just ask.
    We will Pray for your child

  50. greenbaypackersowner says: Oct 11, 2013 11:13 AM

    On behalf of the Packers organization I pass along our best wishes.

  51. suns11111 says: Oct 11, 2013 11:14 AM

    Report by radio KFAN AP will be at practice today with press conference to follow. I truly hope this is a sign all is well and his son is on the up swing……..

  52. jvande102 says: Oct 11, 2013 11:17 AM

    How are there so many “thumbs down” on all the well wishes to the child, AP, and his family comments? Ya’ll a bunch of low lifes!!

  53. phloorioisanarcissist says: Oct 11, 2013 11:23 AM

    Wow. Some of you people need a reality check. Petersons son gets beaten half to death, and some of you are thumbing down thoughts and prayers for Adrian?? That is exactly what is wrong with this country. There are a lot of players I don’t like, but I would never wish harm on a child, no matter how bad he was or how much I disliked the team or organization he worked for. If they are kids thumbing down, well, you have a lot of growing up to do. Not to mention we are talking about Adrian Peterson. One of the most humble players in all of sports. I hope and pray that whatever happens, the kid is going to be alright. Peterson is a class act, but even if you don’t like him, its not the kids fault who his father is. I just can’t believe the inhumanity of some people. A 2 year old? What is wrong with some of you? Just sit there and hide behind your computer screen. Wow.

  54. jpdoc26 says: Oct 11, 2013 11:53 AM

    Why are there so many down votes for people offering condolences?

  55. anygivenwednesday13 says: Oct 11, 2013 12:47 PM

    Social Media (unfortunately) often given forum for the most ignorant & hateful to display their views. The comments after internet articles are more commonly the worst of the worst.

    The people thumbing down well-wishes for a two year-old … actually got me today. Your faceless ignorance actually made angry.

    I hope this child has the inherited strength of his dad and can hold on and recover.

    I hope those who thumb down this kids well wishes would just go away (or hit me up privately … let’s talk).

  56. steveinphilly says: Oct 11, 2013 6:02 PM

    Tragically, the baby is now dead.

    If anyone in prison with the murderer Patterson is a football fan and is reading this, well, you know what to do.

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