While Adrian Peterson mostly received sympathy following the death of his 2-year-old son, there were some who used the moment to expose the truth about the Minnesota Vikings running back’s parenting and family life.
We noted last week that Peterson only recently learned that he was the father of the deceased child. The first time he met the boy was when the child was on life support in the hospital. The man who was initially believed to be the father, Bobby Ruffin, went on Facebook to blast the whole situation. Peterson has since been exposed for having multiple children to multiple women.
According to TMZ, here’s what Ruffin wrote on Facebook about all the sympathy Peterson received.
“So tired of this poor Adrian Peterson sh*t. Let me blow all your minds. The boy who died was my son.
“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 sh*t. He didn’t know or even meet my son. Sorry for the outburst but put yourself in my place.”
That’s the story of Peterson’s 2-year-old son, who died after being beaten by the mother’s current boyfriend. Ruffin was the mother’s ex-girlfriend. The mother’s current boyfriend, Joseph Patterson, is the one accused of beating the child. The woman who was the boy’s mother is Ashley Doohen, who lives in South Dakota. You can see her below:
Most people in the public only knew about Peterson having two children: Adrian Jr. and daughter Adeja. The now deceased son was the third child most learned about.
In a 2009 E:60 profile, Peterson shared that he had two children who lived with their mothers in Texas. He said at the time that his daughter was four years old.
TMZ reported that Peterson had a fourth child most didn’t know about — a 3-month-old daughter living in Minnesota. The mother is said to be a waitress at a popular Minnesota club.
That’s four children from four mothers.
Another woman, Erica Syion, emailed Media Take Out on Tuesday to question Peterson’s parenting and say the running back has multiple children. She says she is the mother of Peterson’s second child and oldest son, a boy named Anthony. That’s five children from five mothers (Erica’s son is likely the second child to whom Peterson was referring in the E:60 profile).
Head over to Page 2 of the story to see what Syion had to say about Peterson’s kids.