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LeBron expresses sorrow and anger over death of Adrian Peterson's son

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Devastated by the death of Adrian Peterson’s two-year-old son, LeBron James offered support to Peterson and his family on Friday both on Twitter and before the Heat’s preseason game against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Peterson’s son was the victim of alleged abuse on Friday in Sioux Falls, S.D., and news of the tragedy rocked James, who is close friends with Peterson. James expressed both sorrow and anger on Twitter.

“So Damn sad man!” James tweeted. “Makes no sense at all. Innocent kid with dreams gets taking away by a coward with no dreams at all!”

James, who has two sons of his own, went on to add “it hurts me to my heart and stomach.”

Frustrated, James said the alleged child abuser “will get what's coming to him!!”

James reiterated his support for Peterson before Friday’s game.

“I respect him as a father and as a role model and also having two boys of my own, it hit home, so it’s sucks that it’s happened,” James said. “Our prayers go up to his family and his son and it sucks that we even have to have this discussion. I’m absolutely angry because it’s an innocent kid that’s taken away because of somebody’s stupidity.

“I don’t know the guy that did it but there’s nothing a two-year-old kid could say or do or harm any grown up that could make them do that. So, there’s a lot of hurt, a lot of anger and it’s messed up.” 

 

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LeBron is right to be angry. I am so damned upset by this attack it makes me sick. This suspect must be tried and if convicted, which I am confident will happen, he must get death sentence. Criminals who beat children to death deserve death upon conviction. Damn people, this happens too often. We have to be careful who we leave our kids with when we are absent. AP,as a father of three sons, my heart goes out to you. Godspeed

Spoken like a True Man.

I agree 100% with Bron.. makes no sense what so ever! I hope he has the roughest time in prison, especially with a bunch of football fans in there..

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