affiliate KELO (CBS) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The 2-year-old boy who is reported to
be the son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has died after
allegedly being beaten by the man his mother was dating, CBS affiliate KELO
responded to an apartment building in Sioux
Falls, S.D. Wednesday
evening and found the child unresponsive.
the child was taken to the hospital, doctors found injuries consistent with
abuse, reports the station.
Patterson, 27, who is the boyfriend of the child's mother, was arrested and was
charged with aggravated battery of an infant and aggravated assault
Friday morning. His bond was set at $750,000.
the boy's death, the Lincoln
Attorney's Office will be reviewing police reports for consideration of
additional charges, reports the station.
reports Patterson has a lengthy criminal record.
Sioux Falls police have not released the name of the child or his
parents. However, Adrian Peterson's father told the Pioneer Press earlier
Friday that the injured boy was the NFL player's son. CBS News has not
independently confirmed Peterson's relationship to the child.
Vikings said Thursday that Adrian Peterson had been excused from practice to
deal with a personal matter. He left to be with his child in South Dakota, but returned to the team
addressed the press after practice Friday and thanked everyone for their
is a private matter, and I ask y'all to please respect my privacy and not ask
at all about the situation at hand," Peterson said.
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