Vikings’ Peterson anxious to reconnect with his son

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CONROE, Texas (AP) — Adrian Peterson says he’s “anxious” to continue his relationship with his son after reaching a plea agreement in his child abuse case.

The Minnesota Vikings star told reporters outside the Texas courthouse where his case was resolved Tuesday that he regrets what happened to his 4-year-old son and takes “full responsibility” for his actions.

He was not allowed to be near his son while the case was pending. The plea agreement will allow him to have contact with the boy.

Peterson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault for using a wooden switch to discipline his son earlier this year in suburban Houston. He received what is essentially probation, was fined $4,000 and must complete parenting classes and perform 80 hours of community service. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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