MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A judge in Texas has ended Adrian Peterson’s probation 15 months early.
According the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office in Conroe, Texas, Peterson’s probation was terminated by Judge Kelly Case.READ MORE: Amid Missionary Hostage Crisis, Minnesotan From Port-Au-Prince Wishes 'Haiti Would Get The Help They Need'
The Vikings running back pleaded no contest in November 2014 to a charge of reckless assault for hitting his young son with a switch.
At the time, a judge sentenced him to two years of probation, a fine and community service.READ MORE: Nurses Complete First Day Of Strike At Plymouth's WestHealth
On Wednesday, Judge Case and Peterson’s probation officer said they believe Peterson has fulfilled the terms of his probation.
The District Attorney’s Office said in a recent statement that after the probation was terminated the court learned the requirement for Peterson to complete public service announcements about domestic violence and child abuse were also terminated.
“The court’s decision to early terminate Mr. Peterson’s probation without requiring he strictly comply with the agreed upon terms gives the appearance that a star struck judge waived some of the probation requirements because he was enamored with an elite athlete,” District Attorney Brett Ligon said in a recent statement.MORE NEWS: Sheriff: Man Dies From Suicide After Allegedly Killing Roommate, Roommate's Father In Northern Minnesota
With the termination, Peterson served roughly nine months of his two year probation.