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Vikings' Adrian Peterson

Thanks For The Concern

... I'm Playing on Sunday

10/11/2013 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Adrian Peterson just addressed the media ... and thanked everyone for their support in the wake of the terrible tragedy involving his 2-year-old son.

Adrian told reporters he's dealing with the situation privately ... but insisted he WILL be playing with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

We broke the story ... Adrian's 2-year-old was severely beaten by the boyfriend of the child's mother.

The suspect was arrested for assault and battery.

As for the child, we're told his injuries are so bad, that he's not expected to survive.

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61.

Gsharon 710    

I have no bashing for his Father. I set my concern for the child and the charges for the ass that did this. If the Father feels he should play, that is his choice. Playing may keep him sane and out of jail for murder. Lighten up on the Father.

376 days ago
62.

lisa    

wow this broke my heart I do not even know who this is, but I saw it on the internet, I cant believe someone would beat a child at all, let alone to where the point hes not expected to survive, that Is just crazy.

376 days ago
63.

9ix6    

this is so sad.

376 days ago
64.

Lisa Ann    

As a parent I am shocked at this "conference" and how he's acting. Did he just want to let everyone know that he's going to play on Sunday? How about you not worry about the media and just sit with that poor baby until it's his time to pass.

376 days ago
65.

Phreaky    

Same thing happened to my nephew. He's actually a step great nephew (lol). But when my niece started dating her (now) husband, his son was beaten by his mother's boyfriend and they didn't think he would make it either. He was beaten so bad his liver was lacerated. He was 18 months old. He is a happy 8-year-old now. Kids can heal in incredible ways sometimes.

376 days ago
66.

From my mind    

His baby could die while he is playing, he should be by that babies side. Thats how u deal with it personal *******, I hope they lose then maybe hell feel worst. No amount of money should overpower your child's health/life! Shows he has NO heart

376 days ago
67.

From my mind    

A$$ hole

376 days ago
68.

Kimberly    

For all of those saying he is insensitive he had a brother who was killed by a drunk driver and another brother who was murdered and he said football helped him to get through those situations...everyone grieves in their own way...give him a break

376 days ago
69.

SouthernIrish0938    

He speaks more emotionally about football than his dying child....

376 days ago
70.

maria    

and he's playing football on Sunday!!! AMAZING....Pure disgust.

376 days ago
71.

Chris    

He is going to play Sunday??? I would be in jail for beating the hell out of this low life piece of S**t!!!!!!!!!!!

376 days ago
72.

Trent    

So your child is more then likely going to die and you are going to play football, priorities.

376 days ago
73.

AllMe    

really? football is more important then your baby... I think they'll be just fine without you for one damn game

376 days ago
74.

Lynnie    

Watched the video. I don't want to hear how everyone reacts differently to crisis. This guy is callous & self-centered to a nauseating degree, in my opinion. As far as the piece of crap that beat up a defenseless baby? I wish the same fate for him.

376 days ago
75.

EarthMother    

His son is laying in a hospital dying and he's at football practice talking about playing a game??? It's clear to me that he dosnt care about this baby, he has probably seen the kid twice in his life and is likely looking at it as one less child support bill if he passes..I hope they fry the bastard that did this, but what a ****ty father to not be by the baby's side...pathetic and not what a real man does. Either one of these losers..the mom must be a real prize

376 days ago
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