Toddler son of Adrian Peterson dies

The 2-year-old son of NFL star Adrian Peterson has died from injuries suffered from an alleged beating by the 27-year-old boyfriend of the baby's mother.

Peterson, when speaking to the media Friday, said he is certain he will play Sunday, despite a 'serious personal matter' that caused him to miss practice earlier in the week.

Peterson declined to speak specifically about the situation, asking reporters to respect his and his family's privacy.

Prosecutors and police in South Dakota declined to confirm that Peterson is the father of a 2-year-old boy who died after suffering severe head injuries in Sioux Falls on Wednesday. Police described the child's injuries as consistent with abuse.

The man accused in the case, Joseph Patterson, 27, has been charged in Lincoln County with aggravated assault and aggravated battery on an infant, although those charges are likely to increase. He had a court appearance earlier Friday and was ordered held on $750,000 cash bond.

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