Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson met his 2-year-old son for the first time while he was on life support TMZ reports.

The football star — whose son died on Friday after his mother’s boyfriend allegedly badly beat him — learned three months ago that he had a child with a woman living in South Dakota the site reports.

The woman called him with the news after her ex took a paternity test revealing the boy didn’t belong to him — and the NFL star quickly made arrangements to meet the tot the site reports.

The news comes after the mother’s boyfriend Joseph Robert Patterson 27 was charged with aggravated assault on Friday for allegedly causing the child serious head injuries that lead to his death.

Patterson has a history of domestic violence including an incident in which he allegedly threatened to murder an ex-girlfriend and beat her young son last year according to London’s Daily Mail. A judge last year let him off the hook domestic violence counseling.