Adrian Peterson to plead not guilty Wednesday

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson will plead not guilty to child abuse charges Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman for his lawyer.

Mary Flood, lawyer Rusty Hardin's spokeswoman, also said that a potential trial date will be discussed Wednesday.

There are scenarios where a trial won't happen soon.

Peterson is being paid during a leave of absence on the commissioner's exempt list.

Peterson is accused of whipping his four-year-old son with a tree branch, causing cuts and lacerations to the boy's legs, scrotum, buttocks and hands.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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