The 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was allegedly beaten earlier today and was listed as being in critical condition, but was later confirmed dead by Sioux Falls, SD police. Joseph Robert Patterson, who was dating the boy's mother, has been charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery on an infant, with other charges pending. Petersen has stated that he will play this coming Sunday.
It is difficult for me to even imagine what Adrian Petersen is going through right now, even though I have recently lost a family member. Losing your own child is often said to be "the worst pain". Read more at CBS Sports and the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.