Adrian Peterson Explains Why He’s Playing

Vikings_Adrian_Peterson_2013Minnesota Vikings superstar running back Adrian Peterson will play against the Carolina Panthers in Sunday’s Week 6 game after his two-year-old son passed away on Friday, the Vikings confirmed.

Peterson’s son was the fatal victim of an alleged assault by Joseph Robert Patterson, the boyfriend of the infant’s mother, according to a report by CNN’s Greg Botelho and Jason Hanna.

Before news of the tragedy had fully unfolded, Peterson told the media he was intent on playing, telling the media Friday what football meant to him in tough times, per Dave Campbell of the Associated Press:

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