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Son of Adrian Peterson dies

Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson

SIOUX FALLS (KSTP) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son has died from injuries suffered during a reported assault by his mother's boyfriend.

Adrian Peterson's father Nelson Peterson confirmed Friday with the Pioneer Press that the boy was the son of Adrian Peterson.

TMZ initially reported Friday that the child was severely beaten by his mother's boyfriend.

According to the Sioux Falls police, the boy died Friday afternoon. The boy's name is expected to be released early next week.

Adrian Peterson briefly spoke Friday to news outlets before news that his son died. Peterson said he appreciated the support from fans and the Vikings staff. "This is a private matter. I'm going to ask you all to please just respect my privacy," he said.

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