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Adrian Peterson appeared in a Texas courtroom today to hear the judges ruling in the felony child abuse case which has put his NFL career on hold.
Peterson, who has missed a total of 10 games since the beginning of the 2013 season, has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation in his child abuse case.
The charges were reduced from felony child abuse to misdemeanor domestic violence in exchange for a no contest plea.
The plea was accepted by Montgomery County judge Kelly Case.
He must perform 80 hours of community service and was fined $4000.00. He will also be subjected to random drug tests. He has no travel restrictions.
In the plea deal he forfeits his right to appeal the case in the future.
The Minnesota Vikings running back addressed the media after the hearing, saying, “I want to say I truly regret this incident. I take full responsibility for my actions. I love my son, more than anyone of you could even imagine.” Peterson was indicted on September 2013 for injuring his 4-year-old son while whipping him with a tree branch in May.
Michael Sam the first gay man to be drafted in the NFL has been released from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.
Sam, was the 249th overall pick selected by the Rams in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft .
After failing to make the Rams 53 man roster…he was released and picked up by the Dallas Cowboys franchise. The news of his release was announced today.
Sam issue a statement in which he said… “I want to think the Jones family and the entire Cowboys organization for their opportunity, as well as my friends, family, teammates, and fans for their support. While this is disappointing, I will take the lessons I learned here in Dallas and continue to fight for an opportunity to prove that I can play every Sunday.“
Sam attended the University of Missouri, where he played college football for the Missouri Tigers football team for four years.
The NFL can add one more to their arrested roster!
Joseph Randle, running back for the Dallas Cowboys was reportedly was arrested for shoplifting at an up-scale department store chain outlet on Monday.
According to sources…Randle was arrested in Dillards at Stonebriar Mall in Frisco, north of Dallas, at 8.17pm.
The 22-year-old who signed a four-year, $2.349 million contract with the Cowboys that included a signing bonus of just under $200,000., tried to take a small bottle of Gucci Guilty Black cologne priced at $84 and a pack of two black Polo underwear valued at $39.50
Randle, was released from custody on Tuesday morning after posting bail of $350, police confirmed.
The arrest report states that store security officers, watching via the closed-circuit surveillance system, observed Randle purchase an item at the perfume counter before walking to the underwear section and concealing merchandise in his Dillard’s bag. He then exited the store before being stopped by security in the parking lot.
- Alan Branch (Buffalo Bills) was arrested and charged with DWI in Cheektowaga, New York in August. His team cut him a day later.
- Le’Veon Bell (Pittsburgh Steelers) was charged with marijuana possession and driving under the influence of pot near Pittsburgh before a preseason game in August.
Report: Suspended Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is accused of funding an orgy for underage brother with charity money.
Adrian Peterson, 29, who is banned from NFL activities following allegations of child abuse has taken another hit as allegations surface that the former Minnesota Viking’s charity, the All Day Foundation, had financial improprieties.
Peterson is facing allegations that in 2011 he used a credit card linked to his charity to pay for a hotel rooms in 2011 for himself, his brother, his uncle and four women where an orgy allegedly took place!
Peterson has denied the allegations and insist that he used no charity money and that there was an orgy that took place.
His rep says the foundation has had some issues through the years, but since Adrian cleaned house in 2011 … it’s donated $1.4 million to charities.
Statement from Adrian Peterson’s Attorney Rusty Hardin:
Adrian Peterson did not have a foundation credit card and did not use the foundation’s funds for personal expenses,” Hardin said in a statement. “There is no question that prior to 2011, issues existed with the administration of Adrian’s foundation. When this was brought to his attention, Adrian made changes to the organization and brought in new leadership.
Since that time, Adrian and his foundation have given more than $1.4 million to many worthy causes, including many to organizations that benefit children. Importantly, Adrian has seen fit to contribute over $1 million of his own funds to this charitable work. Adrian and his family are understandably proud of the foundation and the good work that it has done and continues to do.
We are in the unfortunate position that today, like so many other days, there are more stories about Adrian, fueled by nothing more than his fame. Given the multitude of allegations that inevitably flow against a public figure, we will no longer try to respond to each and every new unfounded charge. We will simply hold our comments for the trial that Adrian is entitled to in a forum that has rules and requirements of proof.