Peterson Expected to Play Sunday Despite Tragedy

Published on 11-Oct-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Peterson Expected to Play Sunday Despite Tragedy

As most of you have probably heard already, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's son has died from his injuries after it was alleged that the young child's mother's boyfriend beat up the two-year-old.

According to reports out of the Twin Cities, Peterson just found out the child was his and that the child and his mother now live in South Dakota.

The man who allegedly beat the child is now in police custody.

Peterson thanked everyone for their support and said he will be dealing with this privately but plans to play this weekend.

"I really appreciate all the support from fans and the Vikings. I ask y'all respect my privacy. I'm able to release a lot of stress through sports."

We always knew AP was a tough player after coming back from his knee injury, but this is obviously an entirely different level. Come Sunday, we'll see how tough this man really is.