Sep 8, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) on the sidelines after rushing for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson's father asks for prayers and respect

With the news that the two-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is in critical condition after a severe beating from the boyfriend of his mother, 27-year-old Robert Joseph Patterson, Peterson’s father, Nelson, is asking that everyone be respectful of the family during this time and that we all send our prayers their way.

“We are asking for prayers and for respect for our family as deal with this tragic situation,” Nelson Peterson told Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

It is obviously a very tough time for the Peterson family and something that no parent would ever want to deal with.

At this time, we continue to send our positive thoughts and prayers to Peterson and his entire family as they deal with this unthinkable and horrifying time.


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