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We’re surprised he’s able to put any of these emotions into words!
Adrian Peterson skipped time with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday to attend the funeral of his two-year-old son in South Dakota. Since then, he talked about the experience of losing a son he never met:
"I was planning on seeing him. I had a talk with his mom, and we got some things together as far as financially helping her. Unfortunately, this situation took place. It's devastating. A lot of people won't ever understand the situation that I'm in and see it the way I'm seeing the situation. It's tough, but I'm able to deal with that and got a good supporting cast around me that's been supporting me through this tough time."
Thank goodness for that support system he’s got!
As for how AP is dealing with the news about his secret children, he’s totally in the dark because he’s mourning. Peterson said:
"People are going to speculate. They're going to say this and that. I can't let that bother me. I've been too focused on trying to mourn and be there for his mother and take in the loss of my son. I haven't been able to focus on anything else outside of that."
His focus was definitely off on Sunday when he put up his lowest numbers of this season during the Vikings’ loss against the Detroit Lions.
Right now, the man who beat the little boy to death, Joseph Patterson, is held on $750,000 bail.
Losing a child, even one who you never met, has got to be one of the toughest things!
Sad, sad, sad.
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