Adrian Peterson to plead no contest to reckless assault


Estranged Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has reached a plea deal in his child-abuse case. Peterson reportedly will plead no contest to one misdemeanor count of reckless assault.

Peterson will not serve any jail time and the plea won’t include any references to family violence or violence against a minor.

If Judge Kelly Case accepts the plea, Peterson will be placed on probation, pay a $2,000 fine and perform 80 hours of community service, according to

But where does that leave him as far as football? So far neither the NFL nor the Vikings have not made a decision on suspension – AP is currently on the Commissioner’s exempt list, which doesn’t allow him to play but he still draws his salary.