Whether or not you believe Adrian Peterson should play on Sunday likely depends on how you deal with loss and/or internal pain. If you’re someone who has escaped from past troubles with mind-clearing exercises like football then you’re probably encouraging the Minnesota Vikings‘ running back to get back on the field so that he can take a break from this brutally tough stretch of his life.
In case you weren’t aware; Peterson’s two-year-old son was left in critical condition on Wednesday after the infant was allegedly assaulted in Sioux Falls, North Dakota by a man named Robert Joseph Patterson. The two-year old has remained unnamed as the child appears to be somewhat of a “secret” considering “A.D” has never mentioned this “love child” in years previous.
With that being said, a loss of child is nothing to scoff at and Peterson shouldn’t be condemned for having a son that he has yet to expose to the public eye. Moreover, with the Vikings’ Week 6 matchup with the Carolina Panthers just a few days away; should Peterson take the field for Minnesota or would that be disrespectful to his late son?
You tell me.