News

Man charged in death of Adrian Peterson’s son

Man charged in death of Adrian Peterson’s son

ADRIAN PETERSON: The running back's young son died on Oct. 11. Photo: Associated Press

A man has been charged in connection with the death of Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson’s young son.

The running back’s 2-year-old boy, who has not been named, died on Oct. 11, following an alleged assault.

Joseph Patterson, 27, has now been charged with one count of second degree murder and two counts of first degree manslaughter, as well as aggravated battery of an infant and felony child abuse, according to TMZ.com.

Reports suggest Patterson was the boyfriend of the child’s mother.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

AP633953798161

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

in Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule

cowboys

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

in Viral Videos

If Michael Bay directed ‘Up’

13-overlay5

Cue the Linkin Park, Carl's journey to Paradise Falls just got more intense.