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Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson To Plead No Contest on Child Abuse Systems

November 5, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will reportedly reach an agreement today to the charges of child abuse, one month before his trial was due to begin according to NBC news.

Peterson will plead no contest to one count of misdemeanor reckless assault.  The plea will not include reference to family violence or violence against a minor.

The agreement must be approved by Judge Kelly Case.

The agreement states that Peterson will pay a $2,000 fine, will have to serve probation, and perform 80 hours of community service.

Technically, the adjudication of the case will be deferred for two years.

There has been no indication whether the NFL will give Peterson an additional suspension above the eight games he already has missed with pay.

Although Peterson agreed to the existing arrangement, the paid suspension helped the league and the team avoid a major P.R. mess.  Unless he would be suspended more than eight games for the incident, he should be reinstated for Minnesota’s next game against the Bears.

Many expect NFL will move quickly in order to put the issue behind the already beleaguered league.

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