What was already a sad story has grown more troubling. The Argus Leader reports that Robert Patterson, the man charged with assaulting Adrian Peterson’s infant son, has a history of child abuse.
According to the Leader:
Patterson was indicted on several counts of simple assault involving the woman and her 3-year-old son in June of 2012.
The woman took out a protection order against him in Lincoln County prior to his arrest, saying he had spanked her 3-year-old so hard for misbehaving in church that he needed ice for welts on his buttocks. When she got angry with him for it, she wrote, he made the children go to their rooms, pulled the shades, grabbed her by the throat and waved his fist in her face.
He stopped when their infant son began to cry. She also wrote that he had behaved violently in the past.
“He has threaten (sic) to kill me multiple times,” she wrote.
The woman took out temporary protection orders against him twice in Minnehaha County prior to the birth of their son.
Patterson is being held for $750,000 bond, after being deemed an at-flight risk.
The toddler belonging to Adrian Peterson passed away Friday evening due to the injuries he sustained. Peterson stated that he will play in the Vikings game Sunday, as they host the Carolina Panthers.
[H/T: Sports Talk Florida]