Man charged with killing Adrian Peterson's son

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) breaks the tackle of Carolina Panthers...

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) breaks the tackle of Carolina Panthers cornerback Melvin White (23) in the second quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

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A man has been charged with killing NFLer Adrian Peterson's young son.

The Minnesota Vikings running back's two-year-old boy, who has not been named, passed away on October 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.


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