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Texas DA Office Willing to Discuss Plea Deal With Adrian Peterson

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Phil Grant, a Montgomery County, Texas assistant district attorney Said his office is willing to begin discussing a plea agreement with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.  Peterson was indicted on child abuse charges for allegedly striking his  four-year-old son repeatedly with a switch.

“I wouldn’t expect we’d go to trial” for at least six months, and he said such cases could take “up to 18 months” to reach trial. said Grant. “We will treat Mr. Peterson as any other defendant, so plea negotiations would be a standard practice,” Grant said.

The 2012 NFL MVP faces up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

That’s a long time without football for Peterson and the long time for the Vikings in the NFL to keep him on and exempt list.

According to multiple people familiar with the situation, Peterson consented to being placed on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list by the Vikings while his legal case proceeds.

Peterson’s attorney Rusty Hardin has maintained his desire to take the case to court,  but one would have to think that he would be listening to any offer the district attorney  could make.

“I have to live with the fact that when I disciplined my son the way I was disciplined as a child, I caused an injury that I never intended or thought would happen.” Peterson said. “I know that many people disagree with the way I disciplined my child. I also understand after meeting with a psychologist that there are other alternative ways of disciplining a child that may be more appropriate.”

It seems like Peterson has accepted responsibility for his actions and is willing to make a change.  A plea agreement/deal can’t be far behind.

About James Rhodes

James is an American born sports writer that covers all sports and has a passion for football at every level He began his journalism career then and has been published on numerous sports websites and publications

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