The 2-year-old son of NFL star Adrian Peterson is in critical condition at a South Dakota hospital following an alleged beating by the man dating the toddler’s mother.
The Minnesota Vikings running back has left his team to be with his son. According to TMZ:
Officials tell us they’ve arrested the suspect, 27-year-old Joseph Patterson … who’s been charged with aggravated felony assault and battery of an infant.
According to law enforcement, emergency responders arrived to the apartment where Peterson’s son was living at 5:46 PM on Wednesday … and found the child unresponsive.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital and medical experts determined the injuries were consistent with abuse.
Law enforcement confirmed that the child suffered severe head injuries. We’re praying for a speedy recovery and for justice to be served in this tragic case.
Multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell TMZ … the injured child is Adrian’s son, but it’s not Adrian Peterson Jr., the child he’s been famously photographed with in public over the years.