The two-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is currently hospitalized after being severely beaten by the man dating the mother of the child. Peterson has been away from the team for personal reasons this week and this is more than likely the cause. The child was found unresponsive by emergency responders who arrived on the scene Wednesday. The child suffered severe head injuries. Police addressed the media and said the attacker is 27-year-old Joseph Patterson. He's been charged with aggravated felony assault and battery of an infant. He allegedly struck the mother with a 3-foot long metal construction bar.
There's nothing to add here and some things are obviously far more important than fantasy football. A devastating situation to read about from a fan's perspective and our thoughts are with Peterson and his family during this awful ordeal. Peterson is currently back with the team and is scheduled to practice Friday.