Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will plead no contest today to try and avoid his trial on child injury charges, according to a report from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. (Florio cites "a source with knowledge of the situation"—presumably someone on Peterson's defense team.) The plea will keep him out of serving any jail time.

Specifically, Peterson will plead no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault, so he'll avoid a felony and any reference to a child. The deal still has to be accepted by Judge Kelly Case.

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The NFL will determine Peteron's punishment through a public relations exercise/disciplinary process that we shouldn't take seriously, but still do anyway.

[PFT]

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