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A Dad First: Peterson Reconnects with His Son

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, sits with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson, left, during his first court appearance Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Conroe, Texas A Texas judge has tentatively set a Dec. 1 trial date for Peterson on a charge of felony child abuse for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, sits with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson, left, during his first court appearance Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Conroe, Texas A Texas judge has tentatively set a Dec. 1 trial date for Peterson on a charge of felony child abuse for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)

 

(USA Today) – It had been five months since Adrian Peterson spoke to his 4-year-old son.

Somewhere deep inside, Peterson believes he knew what awaited him on the other end of the line. But he couldn’t be sure until he placed the call last week.

“When he got on the phone, he said, ‘Hey Dad,'” Peterson said in an interview with USA TODAY Sports on Thursday. “I was like, ‘Hey buddy, how you doing?’ ‘I’m doing OK.’ I was like, ‘I love you.’ He was like, ‘I love you, too, Dad. Can I come over to your house?’ “

Peterson hopes he’ll get to see his son in the coming weeks – the end of a tumultuous period in both their lives, and what Peterson hopes will be a new beginning for him as a parent.

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