UPDATE (5:50 p.m. ET): Adrian Peterson's two-year-old son has died, about 24 hours after the boyfriend of the boy's mother allegedly beat the child.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has taken leave of the team to be with his two-year-old son, who's in critical condition after allegedly being beaten by his mother's boyfriend.
Police in South Dakota have arrested 27-year-old Joseph Patterson and charged him with aggravated felony assault and battery of an infant. Doctors there say the boy's injuries are consistent with abuse.