Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son died on Friday, October 11 in a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, hospital following an alleged abuse, police said. According to USA Today, Joseph Robert Patterson, who dates the boy's mother, has been charged with aggravated assault and battery on an infant and he may face additional charges. If convicted on both charges, Patterson will face up to 40 years in jail and $80,000 fine.
The Minnesota Vikings star took to Twitter to thank teammates and fans for their support without mentioning the incident. "Thank you to my family, my fans and fans of other teams for their support. The NFL is a fraternity of brothers and I am thankful for the tweets, phone calls and text messages from my fellow players. God Bless everyone and thank u so much," he wrote.