Should Adrian Peterson Play Versus Panthers After His Son's Tragic Death On Friday?

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.

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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.

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