WWGD–What will Goodell do? Adrian Peterson to face NFL punishment

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's plea of  "No Contest" which will reduce his felony child abuse charges to a misdemeanor reckless assault is set to be signed by a judge today. According to sources, under the plea deal Peterson will pay a $4,000 fine and perform 80 hours of community service. The question now remains, what will the NFL do? What will NFL commissioner Roger Goodell say. He's already answering tough questions in how the NFL handled the Ray Rice incident. He will inevitably have to take a stand against child abuse, but if Peterson was convicted of the crime, what's the right penalty under the personal conduct policy? I'm sure both Peterson and the NFL want to move past this issue:
“I want to say I truly regret this incident. I stand here and I take full responsibility for my actions. I love my son more than any one of you can even imagine. I’m looking forward, and I’m anxious to continue my relationship with my child. I’m just glad this is over, I can put this behind me, and me and my family can begin to move forward,” Peterson said.
The NFL hasn't set a timetable, and rightly so. Given the serious nature of this case and the past mishandling of other social issues, more and more the NFL is having to be a moral compass for its players and take a stance on issues it normally doesn't have a participating voice.  It will be interesting to see how the NFL responds.  What do you think the NFL should do regarding a punishment for Adrian Peterson? Your Jersey Girlfriend, ~Angela Davis

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