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NFL: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Returns After Son's Funeral
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NFL: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Returns After Son's Funeral

Oct 17 2013, 6:47pm CDT | by

Minnesota Vikings running back and 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson returned to practice after attending his son's funeral on Wednesday.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice after his two-year-old son's funeral.  Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Oct. 17 that Peterson skipped...

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NFL: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Returns After Son's Funeral

Oct 17 2013, 6:47pm CDT | by

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Minnesota Vikings running back and 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson returned to practice after attending his son's funeral on Wednesday.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice after his two-year-old son's funeral

Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Oct. 17 that Peterson skipped practice on Wednesday to attend the funeral in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Vikings star running back also added he doesn't plan on missing more practices from hereon out. 

He told Craig about the situation he's been going through. 

"It's an unfortunate situation and I can speak on it. But, yeah, I found out recently that it was my son, like two months ago. I was planning on seeing him and I had talked with his mom and had gotten some things together as far as financially helping her.

"Unfortunately, this situation took place and it's devastating. A lot of people won't ever understand the situation that I am in, to see it the way I'm seeing the situation. It's tough, but I'm able to deal with that. I got a good supporting cast around me that has been supporting me at this tough time.

"I'm standing strong, I am. My main focus has been on my son and his mother and their family down there in Sioux Falls. I've just been trying to wrap my head around things and try to stay focused and play ball as well. 

"Things have been tough, but I can handle a lot. Like I said, I'm built for anything that comes my way. This right here will pass." 

He also told Sports Illustrated how great the Vikings organization has been in helping him deal with the unfortunate incident. 

"They've been great, organization, teammates, they've been supporting me as well. I can't tell you how many calls I've gotten and texts from the guys up top in the organization and players just making sure that I'm okay and I'm doing well."  

The child, Tyrese Robert Ruffin, was killed in an alleged domestic assault case by the mother's boyfriend, 27-year-old Joseph Patterson. Peterson found out he was Ruffin's father just two months ago. 

He met Ruffin for the first time at the hospital on Oct. 10. The latter died a day later. 

On the other hand, Patterson is incarcerated in a South Dakota jail while awaiting trial on aggravated assault and aggravated battery charges. 


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Judge in Peterson case facing recusal hearing

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Judge in Peterson case facing recusal hearing

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Judge in Peterson case facing recusal hearing

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