We mentioned yesterday that Vikings running back missed practice and was in South Dakota.
Now we know why.
According to TMZ, Peterson’s 2-year-old son is in critical condition at a South Dakota hospital after he was severely beaten by a man dating the mother of his child.
When medical responders were called to the child’s home, he was unresponsive after suffering what appeared to be head injuries. It was determined at the hospital that he had been abused.
The good news is that 27-year-old Joseph Patterson has been arrested and charged with aggravated felony assault and battery of an infant.
As a father of two children, I can’t imagine the emotions running through Peterson right now.