Adrian Peterson Accepts Plea Agreement in Child Abuse Case

Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson Accepts Plea Agreement in Child Abuse Case

Minnesota Vikings running back will avoid jail time.

Published November 4, 2014

As expected, Adrian Peterson has reached a no-contest plea agreement to misdemeanor reckless assault, Yahoo Sports is reporting. 

Under the plea deal, the Minnesota Vikings running back will avoid a felony child abuse conviction and will instead be ordered to probation and a reported 80 hours of community service along with a $2,000 fine. What remains unknown is if the NFL will remove Peterson from its commissioner's exempt list and if the Vikings will choose to suspend him or reinstate him, allowing him to play.

After playing in Week 1 back in September, Peterson has missed eight consecutive weeks of action due to being on the league's exempt list. The Vikings (4-5) have managed to win their last two games, including Sunday's 29-26 victory over the Washington Redskins. The team is currently on a bye this week and will return to action on November 16, when they visit NFC North rival the Chicago Bears.

Do you think we'll see Peterson back on the field this season? 

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