Report: Adrian Peterson's child severely beaten

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is in South Dakota after his 2-year-old son was beaten severely by a man dating the child's mother, according to a repot from TMZ.

TMZ also reported that 27-year-old Joseph Patterson was arrested in the incident. Peterson's son is in a South Dakota hospital and is in critical condition.

Reportedly, Peterson's son sustained head injuries as a result of the abuse.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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