Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 10/11/13

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 22: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings rushes against the Seattle Seahawks at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on November 22, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
When dealing with the sports media and the information you sometimes seek, you have to be careful.  With that being said this is simply a report and the details can’t all be confirmed at this time. TMZ is reporting that Adrian Peterson’s two 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, according to reports. 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 sources tell us … the child suffered severe head injuries. We’ve been reporting all morning that Peterson had excused himself from practice Thursday to deal with a personal tragedy in South Dakota.  I’m hearing that Vikings star Adrian Peterson is in Sioux Falls today due to very serious medical issue involving family member. — Stu Whitney (@stuwhitney) October 10, 2013 Adrian Peterson is still in Sioux Falls, dealing with medical issue involving young family member that will likely be a police matter. — Stu Whitney (@stuwhitney) October 10, 2013 According to multiple reports, police have charged a Sioux Falls man with aggravated assault and aggravated battery of an infant against his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son, who is in critical condition. That young boy appears to be the two year old son of Vikings star Adrian Peterson.  
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