The 2-year-old son of football star Adrian Peterson died Friday after another man allegedly beat the child, authorities say.
Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, of Sioux Falls, S.D., who has dated the child's mother, was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery on an infant, the Argus Leader reports.
The boy was rushed to a Sioux Falls hospital Wednesday evening with head injuries, and police confirmed Friday that the boy had died.
The Lincoln County (S.D.) State’s Attorney’s Office is reviewing police reports for possible additional charges.