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Adrian Peterson didn’t meet his 2-year-old son until the boy was already in a coma, Bobby Ruffin, who claims he raised the child, claims in a Facebook post.
The sympathy pouring in for Vikings star Adrian Peterson over the death of his 2-year-old son is misplaced.
That’s the claim of the man who thought he was the father of the little boy who died Friday in a Sioux Falls, S.D., hospital after being beaten, allegedly by his mother’s boyfriend.
Bobby Ruffin, according to a story posted on TMZ.com Tuesday afternoon, said he was “sick of the poor AP s—.”
Ruffin’s Facebook rant was published by the gossip website.
“So tired of this poor Adrian Peterson s—,” Ruffin wrote on Friday. “Let me blow all your minds. The boy who died was my son.
“Yes A.P. he was the biological father but I raised him and he carried my name. Tyrese Robert Ruffin. I don’t blame AP for not really caring cuz him and I both found out recently who the biological father was.
Joseph Patterson is accused of beating Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son to death.
“AP met my son for the first time yest when my son was already in coma. I was here today when we pulled the plug, not him. He was happily practicing and has no problem playing on Sunday.
“So yea this isn’t all out yet but I’m sick of the poor AP s—. He didn’t know or even meet my son. Sorry for the outburst but put yourself in my place.”
The boyfriend of the child’s mother, Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, who has a history of domestic incidents, was arrested and charged with felony counts of aggravated battery of an infant and aggravated assault. Lincoln County, S.D., State’s Attorney told the Daily News on Friday that his office would be “looking at additional charges.”
“It’s tough. It’s a crazy situation,” the NFL star told the Associated Press. “Anytime you lose a child, no matter the circumstances, it hurts. I can’t describte it. But I’ve got a good supporting cast surrounding me.”
Peterson, who reportedly only learned of the boy’s existence in recent months, missed practice on Thursday and flew to Sioux Falls after learning of the incident. He returned to Minnesota and played in Sunday’s game as the Vikings were blown out by the Panthers, 35-10.
The reigning NFL MVP, who gained just 62 yards on ten carries in the loss, was showered with condolences from around the globe after the tragic news broke.