Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be going to trial on felony charge of child abuse in less than two months. Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, says the trial is tentatively set to begin December 1st. The former NFL MVP did not enter a plea at his court appearance today, but a spokesman for Peterson tells ESPN that he plans to go to trial and is not looking for a deal. Meanwhile, the prosecution is asking the judge to recuse himself after referring to lawyers in the case as "media whores." A hearing on whether the judge will be removed is set for November 4th.
The 29-year-old Peterson was charged last month with reckless or negligent injury to a child. Peterson is accused of using a tree branch to discipline his four-year-old son. He admits to injuring the boy but claims that was not his intent. Peterson has not played since Week One, having been placed on the commissioner's exempt list until the legal process plays out.
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