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Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son, who was hospitalized in critical condition, has died of injuries he suffered after allegedly being assaulted by his mother's boyfriend.
Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, has been charged with aggravated assault and battery on an infant and the Lincoln County State's Attorney's Office is considering additional charges, according to the Sioux City Police Department, which confirmed the death to E! News.
"I really appreciate all the support that I've been receiving from fans, the Vikings organization," the Minnesota Vikings star said during a brief press conference inside the locker room at Winter Park, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "This is a private matter and I would ask you all to please just respect my privacy and not ask at all about the situation at hand. Thanks."