News

Peterson calls son’s death ‘crazy situation’

Peterson calls son’s death ‘crazy situation’

ADRIAN PETERSON: The football star decided to play after the death of his young son. Photo: Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson says he never wavered in his decision to play against the Carolina Panthers, two days after his 2-year-old son died in an alleged case of child abuse.

Peterson rushed for 62 yards on 10 carries in the Minnesota Vikings’ 35-10 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

He says he doesn’t expect others to understand why he decided to play. He says getting on the field helped him cope.

Peterson declined to talk about the relationship he had with the boy.

He went to see the boy in a Sioux Falls, S.D., hospital Thursday. The mother’s boyfriend is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

Peterson says he can’t describe what it’s been like to go through the situation.

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

WordPress-FeatureImage-kentucky-lake

yesterday in News

2 Hopkinsville residents dead in boating accident

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife investigating fatal boating accident at Land Between the Lakes.

WordPress-FeatureImage-charger-flats

yesterday in Crime, News

Clarksville Police: Woman tackles officer attempting to arrest her sister

Officers used spike strips near 101st Pkwy and Peachers Mill to stop getaway car.

suspects

Saturday in Crime, News

Two men arrested in fatal College St. shooting

Both suspects have been charged with murder.

SHOOTING SUMMITT

Friday in Crime, News

Victim named in Summit Heights shooting identified

Two small children were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting.

police-tape-crime-scene

Friday in Crime, News

7 Clarksville men charged in prostitution trafficking sting

A pastor and Army lieutenant were among the at least 14 charged in a recent week-long human trafficking operation.