Man who raised Peterson’s son tired of ‘poor Adrian’ talk
By John DeMarzo/NY Post
October 16, 2013 | 10:09am
The “father” of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s son is trying to set the record straight — even though his relation is not biological.
Bobby Ruffin, the man who raised Peterson’s son, Tyrese Robert Ruffin, took to Facebook, saying he was angry at people expressing sympathy for Peterson, because he had never met his son before his death
Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, the boyfriend of Tyrese’s mother, was charged last week with aggravated assault and aggravated battery and is being held on $750,000 cash bond. Prosecutors expect to ask a grand jury to consider more serious charges against Patterson in the death of the 2-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
“So tired of this poor Adrian Peterson s–t,” Ruffin wrote. “Let me blow all your minds. The boy who died was my son.”
Ruffin’s diatribe continued, as he went on to say: “Yes A.P. he was the biological father, but I raised him and he carried my name. Tyrese Robert Ruffin. I don’t blame AP for not really caring cuz [sic] him and I both found out recently who the biological father was.
“AP met my son for the first time [yesterday] when my son was already in [a] coma. I was here today when we pulled the plug, not him. He was happily practicing and has no problem playing on Sunday. So yea this isn’t all out yet but I’m sick of the poor AP s–t. He didn’t know or even meet my son. Sorry for the outburst but [put] yourself in my place.”
Tom Wollman, Lincoln County state’s attorney, said Tuesday he will review the recently completed autopsy findings and other reports before looking at any new charges.
“We’ll seek a grand jury review in the near future,” Wollman said.
A message left for Patterson’s attorney Tuesday was not returned, and Patterson’s mother said she didn’t want to comment.