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.
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: