Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson at the NFL on Regent Street block party in advance of the NFL International Series game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Vikings (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
SIOUX FALLS, SD (KARE) - The website TMZ is reporting that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son is in critical condition in a Sioux Falls hospital.
During a press conference Sioux Falls Police would not confirm that Adrian Peterson is the biological father of the child.
The child's mother's 27-year-old boyfriend, Joseph Patterson, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery of an infant.
The Sioux Falls Argus Leader is reporting that Patterson called police at 5:43 p.m. on Wednesday to say that the child had choking injuries. The child was transported to a local hospital.
Sioux Falls Police Lt. Blaine Larsen said Patterson was the only one home with the 2-year-old on Wednesday.
Sioux Falls Police confirmed that the child is still in critical condition and non-responsive.
Patterson will appear in court at 11:30 a.m. Friday morning.
Other reports of the child being identified as Adrian Peterson, Jr. are not confirmed at this time.