Jaryd Rudolph, a 6-foot-4, 293-pound defensive lineman, entered his plea Tuesday.
The judge continued his case for three months. That means that if Rudolph completes community service and adheres to other conditions, the charge will be dismissed.
Rudolph was charged with recording the February encounter and distributing it to others, subjecting the woman to embarrassment and ridicule.
Her lawyer says that hearing Rudolph admit to the facts is "significant to the healing process."
The Boston Globe ( http://bo.st/UBII8e) reports that Rudolph's lawyer said resolving the case was in everyone's best interests.