Posted October 13, 2013

Adrian Peterson receives outpouring of support from NFL players

Minnesota Vikings, NFC North

The death of Adrian Peterson’s two-year-old son rocked the NFL world on Friday.

Peterson received a groundswell of support after the tragic news went public, and he took to Twitter to express his appreciation.

Here’s a very small sampling of what Peterson’s fellow players had to say:

13 comments
Nobody6
Nobody6

The real tragedy is that poor little boy. He was all alone while someone who was supposed to care for him beat him to death instead. Peterson can play, not play, or crawl in a hole and disappear. He didn't even know his own child. To accept everyone's condolences and sympathy is pathetic. He's a dirt bag.

0xfece5
0xfece5

All these tweets about such a horrible tragedy, that just feels awfully impersonal to me.  Tweets just don't do this situation justice.

Kalzy
Kalzy

What on earth can you say here? I'm a huge Vikings fan, have been for 40 years. We need this cat on the field. That being said, He's just lost his son to a violent act of a deranged individual. How can anyone, that has any sense of love and responsibility, be in a position to go to work? The disconnect is alarming. Not at all sure what to think. Other than thoughts and prayers.

stujoe1966
stujoe1966

He didn't know the child because he apparently didn't know he had a child until recently. I read he had made plans to go meet him but the murder happened first. He apparently only got to meet his son for the first time when he was on life support. 

chizambers
chizambers

@Kalzy Sometimes when something terrible happens the best thing you can do is find something to take your mind off of it for a bit.  I have never had to go through something as terrible has having my child murdered, but when I was going through a long difficult breakup I really looked forward to going to work so I would have something to take my mind off what I was going though.  I'm sure there is some anger built up inside he would love to have an outlet for, and the football field is a better place than most to relieve that kind of negative energy in a positive way.  People have different ways to cope, and there are a lot worse ways to handle things than playing football.  Though I can't even begin to imagine how tough it is to deal with something like this with all the media attention.

wall4ce
wall4ce

@Kalzy Who in the world are you to judge how a man grieves? What is the statute of limitations on when he is allowed to continue his life? He is in a terrible amount of pain, but everyone handles it differently. Brett Favre played on Monday night just a couple days after his father passed away, and had probably the greatest game of his career in a game dedicated to his father.

 Everyone is different, and sitting around thinking about it is the worst way to come out of any painful situation. Having a semblance of normalcy is the best way to try and cope after a tragedy.

 Do not try to put yourself in his situation and judge him. He had no "responsibility" in what occurred, and it does not mean he has a disconnect with emotions if he tries to find normalcy in a game he loves. This post truly disgusts me. Don't try to cover your judgmental attitude with "thoughts and prayers" at the end.

riley8
riley8

@Kalzy Never been a big AP fan.  I hope he goes for over 200 yds Sunday.

Jonathan T
Jonathan T

@45andhatched @Kalzy Please!!!!  This is the life of his young son we are talking about not some stupid football game.  He deserves due time to grieve.  Anyone who would think he owes his teammates anything during this time is a low life idiot.

0xfece5
0xfece5

@wall4ce @Kalzy And who are you to judge Kalzy's balanced view of the situation?  You preach about how everyone is different, yet you're quick to get on your soapbox if there's an opinion that differs slightly from yours...

Kalzy
Kalzy

@wall4ce @Kalzy Hey wall4....Kiss my "A" fruit cake. You disgust me. Everyone else. Thanks.