Here's Why Adrian Peterson Is Playing This Week, In His Own Words

After the terrible news that Adrian Peterson's son had died earlier this week, probably too much attention immediately focused on whether or not Peterson would play. He's playing. Peterson told FOX reporter Laura Okmin why, over text message:

My brother passed the night before the combine and I decided to go through with it. The same reason why I will play this week. You may ask why? God wants good to come from it. ... We mourn and grieve but heaven had the baddest welcoming party for my son. That knowledge gives me peace. I'm still hurt and feel the pain of life, but I'm able to function because of the peace and joy of knowing my loved ones are in a much better place.

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