Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son reportedly on life support after beating

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  1. Stinez

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    This sucks. :(:

    Adrian Peterson has always been a class guy and my heart hurts for him.
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  2. shrineclown

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    Very sad. Here is hoping for a miracle.
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  3. max384

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    This is terrible news. What kind of monster can do that to a child so young?
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  4. tkitna

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    Thoughts and prayers out to him and his family.

    That monster will eventually get his.
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  5. NICO

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    Having a nephew who survived a beating as an infant, I feel incredibly sad for the child's family. I hope AP can maintain himself should this dirtbag get out on bail. Would hats to see an already tragic situation get much worse.
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  6. tkitna

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    Damn that's F'd up!
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    I survived one of these myself when I was 3. Can still find the skull damage. They returned me to the same house where I endured another 11 years of it.
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  9. tkitna

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    Damn. I dont know what to say except sorry. Thank God you survived it.
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    Yeah, that is sad. Hopefully,prison justice will take care of that guy...
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  11. shrineclown

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    +1 slow, methodical and excruciatingly painful and no one saw a thing.
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    In my case, my mother became wealthy and I found a loophole in the law allowing me to sue, which is in process. Actually I have already won, now waiting for damage hearings.

    Which raises an issue in many states I would like people to consider. While many states have rescinded the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse, they do not extend the same to child physical abuse. For example, in the state I am suing, you have until the age of 21 to seek damages (3 years from reaching adulthood). Nobody told me that when I was released from state care at 18 and most kids will lose all right to damages in the future. If it ever comes up in your state legislatures, this needs to change.
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  13. RhinoVonHawkrider

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    Wow
    Terrible situation.

    I'm trying to put myself in that situation, what would make someone do such a thing?

    Drugs? Mental disease?

    Similar to child sex abuse - these types have no value to society - off with their heads.

    Well at the very least - this assclown will get his in jail...
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    I feel sorry for the kid - absolutely.

    I believe the odds of a child dying are greatly increased with there's a unrelated male in the house. We have at least one story a week here in PHX where mom's boyfriend kills mom's kid.

    Adrian has something like six other kids. I doubt he spends any time with them either. He may be a great football player but I wouldn't give him Father of the Year anytime soon. It sucks that his kid had to pay the price for his lifestyle.
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  15. Jurgen

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    :nod on all.
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    Indeed.

    You'd think your assertion is about unrelated males in the home & rates of abuse would be true, but here are a couple of scary stats for you:

    The youngest children (especially those under the age of 1 year) suffer abuse at a much higher rate.

    Additionally, Nearly 80% of all fatalities which are a result of abuse & neglect are at the hands of one or both biological parents. (2011 National statistics from US Dept of Health and Human Services.)

    :waysad
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  17. tkitna

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    I was unaware of this. So Peterson is the Shawn Kemp of the NFL. Who woulda thunk it. No wonder he played last weekend. I cant pretend to know or feel how Adrian feels, but the picture isnt so clear for me anymore after hearing this.
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    As was I. I thought something didn't feel right....after all, we all have our own way of grieving but then the stories started to appear. Turns out, according to reports, he never even met the kid until he was on life support. The kid truly is a victim.

    My wife is a CASA volunteer....she advocates for kids in foster care. So far, one child, an amazing little guy, is back with his mother and is doing well. I would have been happy to take this little guy into our home but I'm happy his mom did her part too.

    Her other case is a severely neglected little girl who parents have lost their parental rights. Her foster parents will adopt her and she'll be fine!

    These biological parents are now 0 for 3 with their kids. The last one was placed into foster care about two days after he was born and has already been adopted.
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    "Family configuration has been significantly linked to risk of child maltreatment deaths. Children living in a household with an unrelated adult were 27 times more likely to die of inflicted injury than children living with one or two biological parents. Most of the deaths occurred when unrelated males and “mother's boyfriends” lived in the home."

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2065955/
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  20. Grainbelt

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    AP just found out the kid was his two months ago, and was reportedly working out arrangements. Another man (not the perp) had been raising the child as his.

    This third guy is some other asshole.

    If anybody is showing questionable judgement in this particular matter, it is the mother.

    Now on to your regularly scheduled programming, which for the vikes is a nationally televised potential disaster against the 0-6 Giants.
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