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Adrian Peterson Son Died: Christian NFL Players, Viking Teammates Pour in Condolences and Prayers

( [email protected] ) Oct 11, 2013 11:55 PM EDT

Adrian Peterson
(Photo : REUTERS/Tom Lynn)
Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson's son died Friday afternoon after being hospitalized Wednesday from a severe beating. The Christian NFL star's 2-year-old son suffered multiple head injuries.

Christian NFL players offered their condolences and prayers to Minnesota Viking's Adrian Peterson after news broke that his 2-year-old son died Friday afternoon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, hospital.

Peterson, who has publicly talked about how his Christian faith keeps him ground through difficult times, took to Twitter to express his gratitude to his family, fans and the "fraternity of brothers" in the NFL for their support.

Here’s a sampling of the reaction from Twitter.

*Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III: "You and your family are in our prayers @ Adrian Peterson."

*Detroit Lions running bach Reggie Bush: "My thoughts and prayers go out to Adrian Peterson and his family. May God be with them in this difficult time right now"  

*Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson: "My heart goes out to @AdrianPeterson and his family. Praying for you bro."

*Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson: "Praying for @AdrianPeterson and his family that they stay strong and encouraged through this trying time."

*Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Everett Dawkins: "Prayers out to AP and the Peterson family he's the most humble person I've ever had the pleasure to wear the same uniform as"

Tags : Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings, 2013 NFL, Son Died, Assault, Beating, 2-Year-Old Son