Peterson Returned To Vikings Thursday After Son’s Funeral

Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 6:59 am

Adrian Peterson missed Vikings practice on Wednesday to attend the funeral for his 2-year-old son in South Dakota. Peterson rejoined the team Thursday, and offered some comments to reporters.

Peterson said he went to Sioux Falls, S.D., on Wednesday for the private service. The boy died last week in an alleged case of child abuse. Peterson says he didn’t know the child was his until about two months ago and had been working with the boy’s mother to support the family financially and meet the boy, whose name was Tyrese Robert Ruffin.

The first time Peterson saw the child was when he was in the hospital last Thursday. The boy died the next day.

Other reports have recently surfaced about other children Peterson has fathered out of wedlock.

Peterson said he still plans to play on Monday night against the Giants but said the funeral this week was extremely difficult.

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