Adrian Peterson pleads no contest in child-abuse case

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CONROE, Texas – Running back Adrian Peterson reached a plea agreement and plead no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault of his son on Tuesday.

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Peterson appeared in a Montgomery County courthouse, where  Judge Kelly Case agreed on the plea deal, which will allow the Vikings star to avoid a felony child-abuse conviction. Peterson was sentenced to probation, 80 hours of community service and a $4,000 fine.

The Vikings’ star is charged with injuring his 4-year-old son after using a wooden switch to discipline him.

After the court proceedings, Peterson gave a brief remark to reporters outside the courthouse, saying, "I wanna say I truly regret this incident."

Peterson is subject to potential NFL discipline. He has already sat out eight games this season, as the legal process has moved forward.

The plea agreement was first reported by Pro Football Talk.

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