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Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson's son was killed in 2013, allegedly by Joseph Robert Patterson - a boyfriend of the boy's mother.

Astonishingly, Patterson was freed on $750,000 bond while he awaited trial. That waiting period came to an end today, as Patterson was arrested for allegedly kidnapping the child's mother.

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Patterson had been under strict instructions not to contact Peterson or any family members of his son, Tyrese.

Patterson was apprehended in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Tuesday morning and is now being held without bail.

There is still no trial date set for Patterson's murder trial.

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The man who allegedly beat Minnesota Vikings superstar Adrian Peterson's two-year-old son to death earlier this month has been charged with murder.

Joseph Patterson faces one count of second degree murder and two counts of first degree manslaughter, as well as aggravated battery of an infant.

He was also charged with felony child abuse in the death of the two-year-old.

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Patterson, who was dating the boy's mother, was supposed to be caring for the child while she was away. It's unclear why the alleged attack occurred.

Second degree murder carries a mandatory life sentence in South Dakota.

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Adrian Peterson's baby count continues to rise - publicly at least - after another woman came forward to say she has a son with the NFL star.

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Erica Syion, a former dancer who used to work at a gentlemen's club in Dallas, Tex., says she and the athlete have a four-year-old son together.

They met in Houston back in 2007, but their relationship has deteriorated in the past couple of years. The football star is involved in the child's life.

The two have a financial arrangement, in which Adrian Peterson gives Erica money to pay for the child's schooling, as well as living expenses.

In total, she says that Adrian has fathered (at least) seven children.

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Bobby Ruffin, the man who raised Adrian Peterson's son, says he is tired of all the media coverage and people feeling bad for the 2012 NFL MVP.

Adrian Peterson's son died Friday from severe injuries from an alleged beating. The boyfriend of the boy's mother has been arrested and charged.

The criminal suspect is Joey Patterson, not Bobby Ruffin.

While he doesn't blame Peterson, Ruffin notes that the football star didn't care about the boy because he met him for the first time at the hospital Thursday.

Peterson only learned he was the biological dad a few months ago. The child's mother had been under the impression that the father was Ruffin.

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Reigning NFL MVP Adrian Peterson only recently learned he was the father of a two-year-old boy in South Dakota, and met him for the first time Thursday.

This occurred while the child was on life support. He didn't recover. Adrian Peterson's son died Friday from injuries sustained in an alleged assault.

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Several months ago, the boy's mother had a paternity test done with an ex-boyfriend she believed to be the father, in an effort to collect child support.

When the DNA test came back negative, so she contacted the Minnesota Vikings star, with whom she had a sexual encounter several years ago.

Adrian Peterson didn't question the possibility he was the dad, but asked how he could help the situation and planned a trip to S.D. to meet the boy.

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Adrian Peterson's son has died following an assault, according to reports. Sioux Falls, S.D., police have confirmed that the 2-year-old child of the NFL star.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the young boy was beaten by the boyfriend of his mother in South Dakota, suffering severe head injuries.

Earlier Friday, he was listed in critical condition.

Per the family's request, the state is holding the child's name, but the athlete's father, Nelson Peterson, confirmed he was Adrian Peterson's son.

"All I can say is, we are asking for prayers and respect for our family as we deal with this tragic situation," Nelson Peterson told a local newspaper.

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Very scary news this week for one of the NFL's best players:

The two-year old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was brutally attacked by the man dating the child's mother and rushed to a hospital in South Dakota.

Sources tell TMZ that the toddler is in critical condition and his head injuries are consistent with abuse.

Joseph Patterson, 27, has been arrested for the heinous act and charged with aggravated felony assault and battery of an infant.

Peterson nearly broke the single-season league rushing record last season and was the NFL MVP. We send him and his family our best wishes during this difficult time.

UPDATE: Details remain scarce, but Peterson's father told The Pioneer Press via phone: "All I can say is, we are asking for prayers and for respect for our family as we deal with this tragic situation.

Peterson also says he'll be playing on Sunday.

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On the field, Adrian Peterson leaves little room for debate: He's one of the best running backs in the history of the NFL.

But the All-Pro appeared last week on Sirius XM NFL Radio and stirred up some controversy with his thoughts on gay marriage.

"I’m not with it,” Peterson said. “I have relatives that are gay. I’m not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love them. But, again, I’m not with that. That’s not something I believe in. But to each his own.”

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With Jason Collins have recently come out and Robbie Rogers having signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy, it's safe to assume many more athletes will soon be asked for their take on this issue.

It's been rumored that four gay NFL players will reveal their sexuality prior to the 2013-2014 season kicking off.

If that happens, Peterson and company will be answering questions about a lot more than just 4-3 defenses and zone blocking this fall.

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Adrian Peterson may have missed out on a record yesterday, but he led his team into the playoffs and all but assured himself of league MVP.

The running back fell nine yards short of the all-time mark for rushing yards in a season, but he still gained 199 on the Packers, as the Vikings earned a 37-34 victory and the #6 seed in the NFC Playoffs

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"Ultimately we got the 'W'," Peterson said after the win, adding of the record: "We said during the week, if it happens, it happens. Don't focus on it... God willing, I'll get it next year."

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One year ago, it was uncertain whether Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson would even suit up in 2012, due to a pair of gruesome injuries.

But now the former is headed for the playoffs, the latter may set the all-time rushing record and both stars have been named Pro Bowl starters.

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The NFL announced the rosters last night for its meaningless postseason celebration, with Manning under center for the AFC and Peterson in the backfield for the NFC.

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