Son of Adrian Peterson critically hurt

Updated: October 11, 2013, 3:02 PM ET
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The 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is in critical condition in a South Dakota hospital, and a man who police say was caring for the child has been arrested.

"I should start off by saying I really appreciate all the support that I've been receiving from fans, the Vikings organization," Peterson said Friday afternoon. "This is a private matter and I would ask you all to please just respect my privacy and not ask at all about the situation at hand. ...

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