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(HOUSTON) — Embattled Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson pleaded no contest to a charge of reckless assault on Tuesday in the case involving alleged abuse of one of his children.

A judge placed Peterson on deferred adjudication for two years and levied a $4,000 fine and 80 hours of community service against Peterson. As part of the plea, he cannot appeal, but he has not been given jail time.

After Peterson entered his plea on Tuesday, he spoke to reporters outside the courtroom. “I truly regret this incident,” he said, adding that he would “take responsibility for my actions.”

“I love my son more than any one of you can imagine. I’m anxious to repair my relationship with my child,” he added. “I’m just glad this is over, so I can put this behind me and me and my family can begin to move forward.”

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