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Adrian Peterson

Met Son for 1st Time In Hospital

10/12/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Adrian Peterson only recently learned he was the father of a 2-year-old boy in South Dakota ... and met him for the first time Thursday ... while the boy was on life support, TMZ has learned. 

Multiple sources connected to the situation tell us ... roughly 2-3 months ago, the mother of the child had a paternity test done with an ex she suspected to be the father, in an effort to collect child support from him.

But the test turned up negative, so the woman went to Adrian ... with whom she had a sexual encounter several years ago.

We're told ... when Adrian was first informed about the matter, he didn't question the possibility he was the dad -- but rather asked how he could help the situation.

Sources tell us ... a few weeks ago, A.P. started to plan a trip to South Dakota to meet the child for the first time and he was supposed to fly out later this month.

But when he heard the news about the attack on the 2-year-old, Peterson dropped everything and jetted over to Sioux Falls as soon as he could.

We're told Adrian met the child for the first time while the boy was on life support.

Multiple sources tell us ... Adrian has been very involved since the tragedy and was the one pushing to have the child's organs donated to other people in need of a transplant.

As for the suspect, Joey Patterson, we're told Adrian has never met the guy.

We reached out to Adrian and the mother of the child for comment -- so far, no word back from either side.

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randomnone    

I was indeed waiting for the other shoe to drop and you vultures start digging in the trash. You cant even let people mourn in peace. Maggots

288 days ago
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ShellyBell    

That is so sad. At least that sweet precious child held on long enough to meet his daddy. a little closure for both of them.

288 days ago
3.

Joy    

So who is the little kid in the pictures on the field with him?

288 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

See all your Boo's at me and the guy only met the kid one time when he was on life support. What a loser.. I mean what a shining example of a fine parent.
He knew it was his. He blew a wad up in her. He knew.

288 days ago
5.

BaadBoy    

This s***my chick is a real winner. Can’t figure out who fathered her own child and isn’t responsible or attentive enough to notice that a jackass is abusing him. She belongs in jail alongside the creep who killed the kid. She should’ve known something was going on so she should serve time for child endangerment or for just being stupid.

288 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

And Told ya he didn't give to s*ts about the kid, he's playing football sunday like nothing happened because for him nothing happened. He only met the kid once when he was dying no emotional baggage for him.
Are you ready for some Football?

288 days ago
7.

Cool Papa    

This really changes the story, huh? I mean, the loss is no better or worse. I'm not trying to be insensitive...it just...changes the story.

288 days ago
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rob    

I blame the mother for putting the child in harms way. She was being abused by this man and she knew what this man was capable of. She to should be in jail.

288 days ago
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Dickson    

I have no problem with prison justice to the man who slayed a 2 year innocent child. No one will want to be his cellmate.

288 days ago
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Amber Olson     

Who gives a f**k if he supposedly only met his son for the first time in the hospital while the child was on life support, at least he showed up to the hospital to be by his side even though some people say its not his child it's some other guys kid. He was told that the little boy was in fact his. R.I.P little one you are with god and his angels and no one will be able to hurt you anymore.

288 days ago
11.

Reg    

Hey SKIT, You attention seeking Munter, Did you "Touch ' Up the Night Nurse tonight,to get a bit more internet accsess? LMFAOOOO, Time to change hands now , WANKER!!!!!

288 days ago
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Yes, I'm That Leah    

I feel like crying. How could he find out he had a child in this world, and not be on a plane the next day?!

Oh yeah. The same way he said he's gonna play in Sunday's game. Loser. I spit on you.......

Rest, little solider.

288 days ago
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Yes, I'm That Leah    

I feel like crying. How could he find out he had a child in this world, and not be on a plane the next day?!

Oh yeah. The same way he said he's gonna play in Sunday's game. Loser. I spit on you.......

Rest, little solider.

288 days ago
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mary    

i dont see how anyone could fault him for not having seen son earlier. mother didnt know who father was and he didnt know about the baby until 2-3 months ago. he said he had a meeting set up but the child was murdered before he got to see him. he went there and did what was right. it is the childs mother who delayed his knowing he had a son and having horrible man in her home.

288 days ago
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Yes, I'm That Leah    

Ladies! Please stop BEING THIRSTY and moving your SMALL DEFENSELESS BABIES in with these THUGGISH men who are not the child's father! They will beat and molest YOUR KIDS WHEN THEY GET MAD AT YOU, W/O GIVING A SECOND THOUGHT.

288 days ago
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