NFL Star Adrian Peterson’s Son Attacked by Mother’s Boyfriend & in Critical Condition

Photo Credit: Mike Morbeck
Photo Credit: Mike Morbeck

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

In some very sad news, it’s been reported by multiple sources that NFL star Adrian Peterson’s son is currently in critical condition after the two-year-old was severely attacked by a man who is currently dating his mother. TMZ is reporting the child is currently in critical condition at a hospital in South Dakota. The website writes:

Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son is currently in critical condition in a South Dakota hospital … after he was allegedly severely beaten by the man dating the mother of his child, TMZ has learned.

The Minnesota Vikings running back immediately left his team to be with his son.

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.


Police tell the website emergency responders got to the scene of the crime and found the child severely hurt and unresponsive on Wednesday at 5:46 pm at the apartment the child has been living, and he was rushed to a nearby hospital where medical experts determined that the injuries were consistent with those of a child who has been abused.

It’s also been reported that the child suffered multiple head injuries.

Argus Leader claims the man has a past of domestic abuse that involves another woman, and the woman actually filed a protective order against him in 2004.

As far as Adrian’s son is concerned, the assault on infant charge involves causing a child’s head to sustain impact with an object in a matter that causes swelling in the brain or bleeding, blows and shaking.


  1. Jesus take the wheel! This just hurts my heart when I hear this stuff happen to children. Praying this little one a full recovery. If Adrian beat his a-s to a pulp he would be 100% right. When will women learn you can’t bring every man around your children. Adrian needs full custody immediately!

  2. That bastard! That is a baby he hurt! Ugh! I can’t stand sick people like him! I’m praying for the child and the fam!

  3. And I bet this man was abusive to Adrian’s BM too. Rarely does a man just hit the kid and not the mom first. That’s why women have to leave abusive men. It’s rare that they don’t eventually start hurting the kids.

  4. Whatt Dahh Hell ???!!! Watss Wronqq Witt Dhatt Mann ?? Who Beatss On A Younqq Innocent Childd Likee Dhatt ? Ihh Hopee Adrian Beatt Tf Outta Himm ! Andd If Dhiss Childd Die(Whichh Probablyy Wont Happen)Ihh Hopeee His Spirit Comee Bkk Andd Hauntt Andd Thenn He Wouldd Be Lookin Stupid ! Thatt Poor Lil Babii Ihh Hopee He’s Okaeee !

  5. lol @ Alexis.. Wow!! all that effort into not spelling the the words right by adding extra letters.. You did that!!! (SMH) young’n(S) WTH…. This is a sad story… Lord, if it was my child. I’ll be on my way to HELL already.

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