Mourning for Ty, Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son who died as a result of child abuse

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From the beginning, there has been widespread misunderstanding about Ty, the 2-year-old son of Adrian Peterson who died in Sioux Falls last Friday as a result of injuries allegedly inflicted by Joey Patterson, the mother's boyfriend.


When the horrific news of the child's injuries were first reported by TMZ, the site initially claimed that the injured boy was Adrian Peterson Jr., the 2-year-old who was often seen in photos playing football with his famous dad.

It was an easy mistake to make -- AP Jr. was the only publicly known 2-year-old son of Peterson, who himself was only recently made aware that he was Ty's father.

Even over the weekend -- long after corrections had been issued -- fans continued to circulate pictures of AP Jr. in memory of the fallen boy, perpetuating  the confusion.

AP himself had to ask fans on Twitter to stop circulating the wrong picture.
 

Police say they will release the boy's name to the public this week, but it is already available on Twitter.

One widely circulated tweet includes a picture of young Ty (as well as his last name, which we have redacted out of respect for the family's privacy).

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City Pages confirmed the identity of the child via a CaringBridge site and in an interview with a source on Friday. 

UPDATE: The child's full name has been released: Tyrese Robert Doohen.


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11 comments
Tina TacoTreat Moran
Tina TacoTreat Moran

Cuz he dont give a shit! If it was his "legitimate"child, i BET he wouldnt have went to practice or played yesterday! PUNK! JUST TRIFLIN!

Tina TacoTreat Moran
Tina TacoTreat Moran

He's got another secret too here in MN. And im sure a few others out there we havent heard about. He put himself up for "tabloid-ish" stories. Just so sad for the kids.

Tina TacoTreat Moran
Tina TacoTreat Moran

TRAGIC! Poor lil baby! AP needs to stop slingin dick all over & makin these babies he cant be there for! Fact is there's more out there too! He's gonna end up like EAZY E from all the EASY P ....USSY! Makin babies and not being in their lives like he is for his "legimate" child is just triflin! And the baby mama's dont care cuz they tryin to get paid! smdh.

Trevor Ludwig
Trevor Ludwig

Didn't he issue a statement asking people to not post pictures? Good job CP, you A**holes.

Allysen Hoberg
Allysen Hoberg

I thought is was really crass that the City Pages headline referred to the child as "secret." Very tabloid-ish

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Reier Erickson
Reier Erickson

AP left before the kid died to get to practice... this is a stand up guy? Seems callous.

Tatum Fjerstad
Tatum Fjerstad

I'm really glad that I decided against a career in journalism. The whole profession has been really bumming me out lately. RIP Ty. I will dedicate one of my yoga practices to you and your family today.

Onan
Onan

@Reier Erickson  - I try to not judge how others cope with stress.

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