Young Money star Drake is the latest entertainer to publicly acknowledge the tragic story of Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson losing his two-year-old son.
Shocked by the news, Drizzy jumped onto his Twitter page to send condolences to last year’s NFL Most Valuable Player.
“All my prayers go out to AP. That is the most depressing news I’ve heard in a long time.,” Drake tweeted October 11. (Drake’s Twitter)
AP has since spoken out on the public outpouring of support he has received.
“Thank you to my family, my fans and fans of other teams for their support.,” Peterson tweeted October 11.
“The NFL is a fraternity of brothers and I am thankful for the tweets, phone calls and text messages from my fellow players.”
“God Bless everyone and thank u so much.”
“My son Adrian Jr. who lives w/me is healthy. Appreciate the concern. We respectfully ask to stop tweeting his pics.”
“We are currently not posting photos of my son who passed away. Thank u for your understanding.” (Adrian Peterson’s Twitter)
Details of his son’s horrific death went widespread on Friday (October 11).
The 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson died Friday of injuries suffered when he was beaten two days earlier, allegedly by his mother’s boyfriend. The child died in a hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., about 11:43 a.m. He had been hospitalized in critical condition with head injuries since arriving by ambulance on Wednesday night. The child’s name was not released. The tot was apparently a “secret” child, according to media reports. Peterson was not sure the child was his until recently. Peterson, who is not married, has another son about the same age named Adrian Peterson Jr., and a daughter, Adeja, with a different woman. (New York Daily News)
Despite the tragedy, the NFL star is still expected to suit up and play today.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, whose 2-year old son died Friday after an alleged beating in Sioux Falls, S. D., said he will play Sunday against the visiting Carolina Panthers. The child’s death was first reported by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and confirmed by Reuters. After being away Thursday, Peterson returned to practice Friday, but did not directly address reports regarding his son. (Chicago Tribune)