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Adrian Peterson strikes plea agreement for hitting son, avoids jail
Adrian Peterson strikes plea agreement for hitting son, avoids jail

The Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault charges in Texas on Tuesday in a deal that allowed the All-Pro running back to avoid jail time in exchange for probation, a fine and community service. Montgomery County Assistant Dist. Atty. Phil Grant told The Times that Peterson was ordered to perform 80 hours of community service and pay a $4,000 fine after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault for striking his son. “I truly regret this incident. I take full responsibility for my actions,” Peterson told reporters after accepting the plea deal. “I'm just glad this is over and I can put this behind me.” ...

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