Theballerlife.com has learned that a NFL star Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son is currently in critical condition after he was allegedly severely beaten by the man dating the mother of his child.
The Minnesota Vikings running back immediately left his team to be with his son.
Officials tell us they’ve arrested the suspect, 27-year-old Joseph Patterson (pictured below) … who’s been charged with aggravated felony assault and battery of an infant.
According to law enforcement, emergency responders arrived to the apartment where Peterson’s son was living at 5:46 PM on Wednesday … and found the child unresponsive.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital and medical experts determined the injuries were consistent with abuse.
Law enforcement sources tell us … the child suffered severe head injuries.
The suspect, Joseph Patterson, appeared in court just moments ago … the judge set his bond at $750,000. Patterson tried desperately to shield his face from the cameras.
10:16 AM PT — Multiple sources tell TMZ … Peterson’s son is currently on life support and hasn’t had brain activity since 5:30 PM last night.
We’re told the family is monitoring the situation closely, and if there is no improvement in 24 hours, the mother wants to remove life support and donate the boy’s organs to people in need.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Adrian Peterson and his family.