Now it appears he’ll be able to return to the gridiron after accepting a no contest plea deal that will result in a misdemeanor charge.
Per a league source, Peterson has accepted the deal that will reduce his pending felony child abuse charge to a misdemeanor reckless assault. His plea will be “no contest,” not “guilty.”
The plea agreement will be signed before the presiding judge at 2:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Under the plea, he’ll pay a $4,000 fine and perform 80 hours of community service.
Then, the question becomes whether the NFL will reinstate him for the Vikings’ next game, on November 16 at Chicago. Peterson already has missed eight games pending the resolution of the charge.
The NFL has declined to provide a timetable for the making of a decision regarding Peterson’s status. Whatever the ultimate decision, it’s time to stop talking about getting it right and time to start actually getting it right.
Peterson has endured all sorts of negative press since the story broke that he beat his toddler son so bad, his genitals were ripe with sores. Nike also suspended his contract in hopes the incident would blow over.
Photo: Associated Press
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