Adrian Peterson sued earlier this year for not paying child support, TMZ reports

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Erica Syion (right) is the mother of Adrian Peterson's four-year-old son.
Adrian Peterson was sued in April for not paying child support, TMZ reports.

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The suit was reportedly filed by Erica Syion, a former Dallas stripper who mothered Adrian's now four-year-old son.

From TMZ:
We've learned Erica filed court docs, claiming Peterson failed to pay child support for three straight years, and also failed to reimburse her for their son's travel expenses and school tuition -- a bill that totaled $52,032.

There must have been some bad blood after that -- because Erica filed additional docs in July, asking the court to order Peterson not to trash talk her in front of their son, and not to hide their son from her.

But it was all resolved in September -- according to court docs, the two reached a settlement ... which included a bump in child support to $2,500 a month. Erica tells us, Adrian paid all his back child support as well as the other bills.
Syion, who says Adrian sometimes visits their son down in Texas, told TMZ her understanding is that Adrian has fathered a total of seven kids. A week ago, the public only knew about two of them.

Though TMZ cites court documents in its report, Syion took to Twitter to denied she ever filed a lawsuit. Meanwhile, AP missed Vikings practice yesterday in order to travel to Sioux Falls and attend the funeral of Ty Doohen, his two-year-old son who died last week after allegedly being abused by his mother's new boyfriend.

Speaking to reporters today, Peterson said he's spent the week mainly "focused on trying to mourn and be there for his mother and take in the loss of my son. I haven't been able to focus on anything else outside of that."

Peterson said he learned he was Ty's father two months ago and planned to visit him before his tragic death.

"I was planning on seeing him and I had talked with his mom and had gotten some things together as far as financially helping her. Unfortunately, this situation took place and it's devastating," Peterson said. "A lot of people won't ever understand the sitaution that I am in, to see it the way I'm seeing the situation. It's tough, but I'm able to deal with that."

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60 comments
sosmpls
sosmpls

So, he's not only a pig, but a liar and cheapskate. Big surprise.

And yet, the sheeple still support him because he's good at playing a game. LMFAO 

Kevin M Frazier
Kevin M Frazier

tmz sucks they are no better than the national examiner bunch of b.s.

Hardley Noel
Hardley Noel

He's has 6 or 7 kids from different Baby Momma's. He qualifies for Scumbag of the Year.

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

Not surprising considering his love of hitting that open gap. But, seriously. What is this the NY Post. 

Brandon Smith
Brandon Smith

This is pretty low even for The C.P. and they post escort ad's in the back of their damn paper.

WiseArse
WiseArse

Citypages: Unliked. Garbage.

Chris Holtz
Chris Holtz

Fuck you shitty pages. That's his own personal business not anybody else's. It's nosy bastards like you and everybody else that has to stick their noses into everything to make yourselves feel better. I can't believe you stoop so low to post this shit

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

Makes me wonder why TMZ is the only source on this. If it was national news... wouldn't a more credible source be investing as well?

Lauren Clauer
Lauren Clauer

Everyone makes excuses for these athletes. They think they can drive 100mph down the road, they think the clubs should bow down and stay open until they are ready to leave, they think they can pork anything that walks and do it without protection and without any consequences. They are treated like gods- therefore they do whatever they want.

Ran Dazzle
Ran Dazzle

wheres the raking? most people on here and other sites are doing nothing but making excuses for him..but I am certainly not going to continue to argue with someone I don't know or care about on facebook of all places

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Hey AP, the bible says to keep it in your pants if you're not married to the ho. As most 'so-called' christians, you pick and choose what you follow and use to criticize others with.  Screwing AP is like winning the lottery for these women.

ButcherBaby
ButcherBaby

City Pages = Minnesota's own version of TMZ, Aaron Rupar = Perez Hilton.

Chris Peden
Chris Peden

Poor AP.... He will be the only Viking driving GEO Metro

Lauren Clauer
Lauren Clauer

He must be the biggest idiot in the world to have that much unprotected sex.

Todd Ellenson
Todd Ellenson

Get over it people. City pages writes stories all over the board. From politics to entertainment. Stop bitching.

Mike Kristofitz
Mike Kristofitz

I liked this page because I enjoy the City Pages.... Im Unliking this page because apparently the City Pages is becoming the next TMZ.

Mary Kesslar
Mary Kesslar

Agreed. However I can understand maybe lil kids who don't know any better. But then that falls on the parents as well. Either way he's an idiot in my book. LOL

Sandra Fredine
Sandra Fredine

Quit making these fucking idiots heroes and you won't be so disappointed. Why don't you dig up all the dirt on all the pro-athletes that have outstanding child support?

Christine Brown
Christine Brown

uh, way to go with TMZ for your sources. I work in child support. Him "owing" 50k probably means that's what she wanted, and she was looking to establish support going back a ways. They were not in a relationship. These things take time to set up. Going to court is not what most people think of when talking about "suing" someone. If there were actually a court order, it is really easy to set up income withholding through the County. If you are going to try smearing people, you might take note of the ridiculousness of a 4-year old having tuition and expenses that high.

Jerry Silver
Jerry Silver

What a guy. I've had this uncomfortable feeling about him since he played that last game before his child's body was even cold. Something is not right. Every day I find out more. As to Brian, we all should care. Every father has a responsibility to care for his children. Both emotionally and financially. Who do you suppose picks up the tab when a rich football player doesn't pay child support?

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

He is a black guy and plays his home games in Minneapolis, and people ARE raking him over the coals. And as for homophobia, I have no fear of gays, but you seem to be a racist flea looking for a dog.

Ran Dazzle
Ran Dazzle

he aint curing cancer..in fact he aint even running that many yards..if this were some black guy in NMpls people would rake him over the coals..and sorry your homophobia failed with me cause I don't know who Jeffrey Star is..Guess I am not gay enough..ill try harder..

Chelsea Fredrickson
Chelsea Fredrickson

So the only reason we’re hearing about how many kids he has is because of the unfortunate event that happened last week?? Makes no sense….what does the number of kids he have, have to do with anything?? Find something else to make news headlines on and leave it alone.

John E Patrykus
John E Patrykus

Like he really knew in the words of Marvin Gaye " What's goin on" god bless all in this tragedy..

Woody Jaspersen
Woody Jaspersen

So much for being a pro football player $50,000 is just a drop in the bucket for him...

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

Randall G Baxter who's your idol? Perez Hilton or Jeffrey Star? Or is it Lady Gaga?

Ryan Schmidt
Ryan Schmidt

You guys at City Pages are looking like a trash mag. Your only source is TMZ. They aren't reliable.

Tim Stang
Tim Stang

reason why city pages is free...its shit

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@Brandon Smith Your apostrophe is superfluous. At least please learn English if you're going to post such drivel.   Good article about this POS hypocritical running back.

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

@Bernie Smith You care, otherwise you wouldn't keep reading A.P. articles. #TweetsAreYours

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

@Allison Gumm LesterYou, obviously. That's why you read A.P. articles. #TweetsAreYours

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

@Chris HoltzYes Chris, shoot the messenger. Los Angeles-based TMZ is reporting it, and local City Pages is providing context to the TMZ article. So hate City Pages.


And then hate yourself for reading the article. You're the reason these articles keep showing up online. 

#TweetsAreYours

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@Chris Holtz He's a public figure and one who's made disparaging remarks about gays while quoting his 'bible.'  Seems like most A-hole Christians, he picks and chooses which parts to follow and which to ignore. Fuck AP! Great article!

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Lauren Clauer 

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...pork?  For real?

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

@Mike KristofitzNope, it's just adding context to what TMZ reported. Try critical thinking, Mike. #TweetsAreYours

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

@Missy Sundquist WingeIf you're soooooooo sick, why do you keep reading the posts? That's what you call a hypocrite. #TweetsAreYours

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

@Jean C Thornestop reading the articles, please! #TweetsAreYours

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

@Chelsea FredricksonStop reading if you're not interested, Chelsea. It's really that simple! #TweetsAreYours

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

@Ryan SchmidtAnd yet TMZ is highly accurate in its reporting. How often do you hear them retracting or apologizing for any story they report? You don't, genius. 

#TweetsAreYours

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

@Tim StangAnd you love the shit, that's why you keep reading it. Shove it down your throat, Tim! #TweetsAreYours

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