In the latest heartbreaking news to hit the NFL, it has been revealed that Adrian Peterson's seven year old son has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
The former Chicago Bears running back took to Facebook to share the devastating news with the world on Tuesday.
Peterson's son A.J. passed away on Monday morning after succumbing to an inoperable brainstem tumor, something he was diagnosed with in June 2014 - when he was just six years old.
Peterson took to Facebook shortly after the death of his child and delivered a truly heartbreaking post.
"Adrian took to Facebook shortly after A.J. passed away to deliver the heartbreaking news, writing: “#Ajsoars is in Heaven, where he belongs…#ajsoars #P3 #MyFirstSuperHero”. The grieving father also changed his Facebook picture to one of him tenderly cradling his son in his arms," hollywoodlife.com reported.
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For quite some time, Peterson's son had been fighting a battle with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma, reports say. A.J. had spent the last seven months battling with the inoperable brain tumor, something no person should have to live with let alone a young child.
Safe to say, the world is a cruel place and our thoughts and prayers are with Adrian Peterson at this time.
This isn't the first saddening news this month to come out of the NFL, with San Diego Chargers fans hit hard by the news that their former quarterback Jesse Freitas was found dead last week in a parked car.