Reigning NFL MVP Adrian Peterson's two year-old son has died from the injuries he sustained allegedly at the hands of a caregiver.
The incident occurred on Thursday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and took Peterson away from the team when his son was left in critical condition following the beating. Joseph Robert Patterson, the boyfriend of Peterson's mother, was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated assault on an infant in Lincoln County. Patterson has a history of domestic violence disputes. The incident was originally called in as an accidental choking, but upon arriving at the scene it became apparent to Sioux Falls Police Department that the injuries were not accidental.
Patterson will be in court today for a probable cause hearing where bail is likely to be discussed as well.
While Peterson and his family dealt with a very disturbing tragedy, humanity took a backseat to those worried about their fantasy football teams.
Nooo Adrian Peterson I need you 2 play this Sunday on my fantasy league— CAL (@LOCO_CAL) October 11, 2013
Julio jones out for the season. Adrian Peterson's infant son choked into critical condition... Why fantasy football based god?— Nathaniel Basler (@NathanielBasler) October 11, 2013
Don't know if this is relevant or not but Adrian Peterson is on my fantasy football team... should I bench him since he goin thru somn???— A-Gee (@Aaron_1307) October 11, 2013
I feel sorry for whoever has to play Adrian Peterson this week in Fantasy or real life— Dave Joynt (@David_Joynt) October 11, 2013
Fantasy player who own Adrian Peterson...he's either gonna rush for 30 yards or 230 yards.— Miguel Martinez (@mig8mart) October 11, 2013
Why isn't this the week when my fantasy team is playing against Adrian Peterson?— Ty (@TySOTW) October 11, 2013
A quick Twitter search will almost always showcase the lowest forms of discussion, and this has been no exception. It's important to remember that a two year-old has died from serious injuries, allegedly at the hands of an adult. Some things transcend football, and this is one of them.