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Adrian Peterson's Son

Dies From Injuries

10/11/2013 8:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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3:00 PM PDT: 
Peterson just sent a series of Tweets: "God Bless everyone and thank u so much. The NFL is a fraternity of brothers and I am thankful for the tweets, phone calls and text messages from my fellow players. Thank you to my family, my fans and fans of other teams for their support."

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Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son has died ... cops have confirmed.

Cops believe Peterson's son was severely beaten by 27-year-old Joseph Patterson, the man who was dating the mother of the NFL star's child.

As we reported, the mother of the child has decided to donate the child's organs to people in need.

The boy was on life support since 5:30 PM Thursday ... but his condition never improved ... so family members made the decision to take the child off the ventilator.

Sources tell TMZ .. Adrian was informed about the situation before the news went public.

We're told Peterson will be planning the funeral with other members of the boy's family.

Patterson was initially arrested in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for assault and battery of an infant -- and now, it's almost certain the charges will be elevated to murder. 

The details surrounding the beating are unclear -- but cops say medical responders were called to the apartment where the child was living on Wednesday evening ... and he was unresponsive when help arrived.

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256.

LB    

Skit sounds like one of those attention seekers that posts crap just to get some kind of response. Negative or positive, it doesn't matter. Attention is attention. Maybe if everyone just ignored his ridiculous rants, he'd get bored and go away.

291 days ago
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PRINCESS    

THIS IS SO HORRIFIC THIS WAS A PURE ACT OF EVILNESS, PEOPLE DONT BELIEVE IN THE DEVIL BUT I TELL U MY BIBLE TELLS ME THAT DEMONS ARE REAL, AND THIS PERSON WAS POSSESSED WITH ONE IN ORDER TO OF HAD CARRIED OUT AN ACT SUCH AS THIS. MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO BOTH FAMILIES INVOLVED. GOD ALMIGHTY WILL HAVE THE LAST SAY HARVEY AND TEAM BACK AT TMZ'S. HAVE A BLESSED DAY GUYS MAY GOD KEEP YOU AND YOUR'S SAFE ALWAYS YOUR A GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE, I'VE BEN STUDYING SOME OF THE NEWS YOU BRING FORTH AND IT'S ALL GOOD KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK.
PRINCESS OF CLEMENTON, N.J.

291 days ago
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mary M Bertinelli    

The Detroit baseball game on Sunday night was a heartbreaker. I thought that thay should of walked the gut. Billy Martin would of. with two outs.

291 days ago
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sexy63    

My what a tragedy,anyone who kills a child should be killed themselves,an as for the comment of not knowing til the hospital,my daughters father didn't come into her life til she was 3 so it doesn't matter the child is passed leave the family alone

290 days ago
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clarana calkins    

its called the lion syndrome,the male will kill the femaels child from a former partner, it happens all the time,beware, and protect your children

290 days ago
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debbie chappell    

That was an awful thing to do. That sweet innocent little boy. My prayers goes out to the family.

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