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Adrian Peterson Explains His Choice To Play Despite Son’s Death

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Adrian Peterson explains his choice to play football following his son's death in a text

Our hearts are still so sad for everyone involved.

Minnesota VikingsAdrian Peterson’s two-year-old son tragically passed away on Friday after his mom’s boyfriend allegedly beat the young boy.

The NFLer went to Sioux Falls to be with his son on Thursday, whom he had just met at the hospital, but was back at practice on Friday. He also chose to play in his game on Sunday!

People were surprised by his decision and so he replied by text to reporter Laura Okmin, who made Peterson’s message public. It read:

“My brother passed before the Combine and I decided to go through with it. The same reason is why I will play this week. You may ask why? God wants good to come from it… We mourn and grieve but Heaven had the baddest welcoming party for my son. That knowledge gives me peace. I’m still hurt and feel the pain of life, but I’m able to function because of the peace and joy of knowing my loved ones are in a much better place.”

That is a very strong man right there!

Our thoughts are with Adrian and everyone involved.

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