Packers Planet joins in thoughts, prayers after reported death of Adrian Peterson's son
Adrian Peterson. Image by TODAY'S TMJ4
Packers players and fans are joining in thoughts and prayers across the NFL landscape for the family of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after his son reportedly died.
Adrian Peterson's son has died according to police.— chipscoggins (@chipscoggins) October 11, 2013
Reports: Adrian Peterson's son has died from his injuries. KSTP is investigating this story further.— KSTP (@KSTP) October 11, 2013
The reports, by the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Chip Scoggins and by KSTP-TV, has been part of a day filled with sympathy across the league.
Prayers to @AdrianPeterson & family!— Randall Cobb (@rcobb18) October 11, 2013
Prayers go out to @AdrianPeterson and his family during this time. Sickens me to even think about it.— Sed Cunningham (@SDC_13) October 11, 2013
Pray for Adrian Peterson's son— Yuka (@yuuuuka_52) October 11, 2013
USA Today says the current boyfriend of the child's mother has reportedly been charged in the case of the beating.
Law enforcement say that the boy was unresponsive when emergency crews arrived at an apartment in Sioux Falls, SD.
Peterson headed to South Dakota Thursday, but returned to practice.
Adrian Peterson says he will 'without a doubt' play Sunday. Asked to respect his privacy regarding the situation.— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) October 11, 2013
He spoke to KSTP-TV before the report of his son's death, and said "Football is something I'll always fall back on. It gets me through tough times. Being around the guys in here, that's what I need...One thing that I always bounce back to is the good Lord never gives you more than you can bare and you can handle...I'm built tough."
Prayers have spread across the NFL family, including Packers fans before...
This whole incident involving Adrian Peterson’s son happened blocks from my house. Prayers for the little boy as he fights for his life— Amanda Creviston (@AmandaCreviston) October 11, 2013
...and after word broke about the boy's death...
All our thoughts and prayers tonight are with Adrian Peterson and his family.— UK Packers (@packers_uk) October 11, 2013
Adrian Peterson, you're in my thoughts and my heart aches for you.— Jay (@jys_h) October 11, 2013
Peterson answered people's tweets of prayers and thoughts Friday:
God Bless everyone and thank u so much.— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) October 11, 2013