CHICAGO — The son of former Chicago Bears running back Adrian Peterson died of a brain tumor Tuesday, according to multiple reports.
Peterson played with the Bears from 2002-2009. He later went on to play in the United Football League.
Peterson’s son A.J. was battling Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a type of brain tumor, according to Sporting News.
Peterson announced his son’s passing on his Facebook page.
Peterson and his family had previously set up a GoFundMe page for A.J.
“Man– I have no idea why God chose us to endure this; did he? Did He pluck me up amongst the many flowers in the grassy field? Did He even ‘allow’ this? I don’t know but what I do believe is, there is a purpose even our darkest moments,” Peterson had previously written on the page.