NFL’er Adrian Peterson Avoids Jail Time

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NFL’er Adrian Peterson was spared jail time, on Tuesday (November 4th), after reaching a deal with prosecutors in his child abuse case.

The Minnesota Vikings star plead no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son. He was sentenced to a form of probation.

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As previously reported, he was indicted in September on a felony charge of injury to a child after the incident earlier this year in Houston. He has been on paid leave under a special exemption from the NFL Commissioner. After accepting the plea deal, he told reporters outside of the courthouse: