On Air Now

Tune in to Listen

99.9 FM Hibbing, MN

Weather

Current Conditions(Hibbing,MN 55746)

More Weather »
66° Feels Like: 66°
Wind: N 5 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Partly Cloudy 40°

Tomorrow

Mostly Sunny 62°

Wed Night

Mostly Clear 35°

Alerts

  • 0 Severe Weather Alerts
  • 0 Cancellations

Two-year-old son of NFL MVP Adrian Peterson dies after assault: report

By Brendan O'Brien

(Reuters) - The 2-year-old son of National Football League's Most Valuable Player Adrian Peterson died on Friday after being allegedly assaulted by his mother's boyfriend in Sioux Falls, local media in Minnesota and police in South Dakota reported.

Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens said the boy died after he suffered injuries doctors believe were caused by child abuse.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper reported on Friday that Nelson Peterson, Adrian's father, confirmed that the star running back's son was assaulted, allegedly by the mother's boyfriend. The paper reported that the child and his mother live in Sioux Falls, according to Nelson Peterson.

After practice on Friday, the Minnesota Vikings running back said in videotaped remarks that he would not take questions about the incident and asked for his privacy to be respected.

Earlier on Friday in South Dakota, officials held a news conference to announce that a 27-year-old man had been charged with aggravated battery and aggravated assault on accusations of abusing a 2-year-old boy, who was not identified.

Clemens said the man, Joseph Patterson, will face additional charges.

(Reporting By Brendan O'Brien and Kevin Murphy; editing by Andrew Hay)

Comments