Vikings' Peterson avoids jail in plea agreement
CONROE, Texas- Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson will avoid jail time after reaching a plea agreement in his child abuse case.
A judge agreed to the plea deal during a hearing Tuesday in Conroe, 40 miles north of Houston.
Peterson was indicted in September for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son earlier this year in suburban Houston. The All-Pro running back was charged with felony injury to a child and had faced up to two years in prison if convicted.
Under the agreement, Peterson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault.
Peterson says he never intended to harm his son and was disciplining him in the same way he had been as a child growing up in East Texas.
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