Adrian Peterson: Man Who Was Raising RB's Son Speaks Out Against Him

By Andrew Fisher
Adrian Peterson
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Adrian Peterson‘s son tragically passed away this past week after an alleged beating from his mother’s new boyfriend. Now, the man who was raising AP’s son prior to the man who’s now in jail, is speaking out. TMZ first reported that Bobby Ruffin had taken to Facebook to post this statement:

“Yes A.P. he was the biological father but I raised him and he carried my name. Tyrese Robert Ruffin. I don’t blame AP for not really caring cuz him and I both found out recently who the biological father was. AP met my son for the first time yest when my son was already in coma. I was here today when we pulled the plug, not him. He was happily practicing and has no problem playing on Sunday. So yea this isn’t all out yet but I’m sick of the poor AP s***. He didn’t know or even meet my son. Sorry for the outburst but put yourself in my place.”

Given the lack of details that had emerged following the two-year old’s passing, it seemed that there was more to the story. Peterson’s known son, Adrian Peterson Jr. is alive and well, so it was assumed that his other son was one that he had little contact with. If Mr. Ruffin’s statements are true, then it appears that is in fact the case.

But regardless of the circumstances, the end result is still a horrible tragedy. A young child is no longer with us and we can only imagine the grief that those close to him are going through.


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