Adrian Peterson — ARRIVES TO COURT … To Face Child Abuse Charges [Livestream]

Adrian Peterson is about to step foot in a Texas courtroom — where he will begin his fight against child abuse charges … and TMZ Sports will be livestreaming the entire hearing.

Peterson is expected to plead not guilty to felony child abuse charges — stemming from an incident in May where he beat his 4-year-old son with a tree branch … causing the child to bleed and bruise. 

If convicted, Peterson could serve up to 2 years behind bars. 

The hearing is expected to begin at 7AM PT.  For more sports stories, check out!