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Adrian Peterson Issued a Statement Regarding His Son, Says He Will Play Sunday [UPDATE: Adrian Peterson's Son has Died]

Adrian Peterson says he will play this week against Panthers and asked for privacy while dealing with the issue surrounding his 2-year-old son who was hospitalized after being abused by a man dating the child’s mother.

“I appreciate the support that I’ve received from all the fans and the Vikings organization. You know, this is a private matter and I ask that y’all please respect my privacy and not ask at all about the situation at hand.

“I will be playing Sunday.”

The individual in question, 27-year-old Joseph Patterson, has been charged with aggravated assault and aggravated assault of an infant. Patterson’s bond has been set at $750,000.

Update: According to Sioux Falls police, Adrian Peterson’s son has passed away.

[ESPN]

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