Son of former Chicago Bears running back Adrian Peterson passes away after battle with brain cancer

Former Chicago Bears running back Adrian Peterson's son died of brain cancer on Tuesday. (AP / Round Lake Police Department)

The 7-year-old son of former Chicago Bears running back and Georgia Southern standout Adrian Peterson passed away on Tuesday following his battle with brain cancer.

Peterson posted the sad news in a Facebook update on Tuesday.

A GoFundMe page had been established in June 2014 to help support the family. The campaign had reached just shy of $40,000.

Last month, AJ was named an honorary officer with the Round Lake Police Department in a ceremony with Round Lake police and Make-A-Wish.

Peterson was a star running back for Georgia Southern from 1998-2001, and played for the Chicago Bears from 2002-2009. Peterson also had brief stints with the Minnesota Vikings and the Virginia Destroyers.
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