Sioux Falls, SD_A two-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has died at a South Dakota hospital, two days after being brought in with severe head injuries after an apparent beating.
Police have arrested the man who was taking care of the boy on child abuse charges.
Officers were called to an apartment complex in Sioux Falls on Wednesday and found the child unresponsive. They rushed him to the hospital, where an examination found injuries consistent with child abuse.
Authorities say 27-year-old Joseph Patterson was the only person with the child at the apartment.
Patterson is the boyfriend of the child's mother.