Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Former Sooner Adrian Peterson Suspended Remainder of Season, Could Miss Games in 2016

The NFL has suspended former Oklahoma and current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson without pay for the remainder of the season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, the league announced Tuesday.

The league said Peterson will not be considered for reinstatement until at least April 15.

Peterson may appeal the decision to league commissioner Roger Goodell within three business days. He will remain on the Exempt List and continue to be paid pending a decision.

The National Football League Players Association said it will appeal the decision and "demand that a neutral arbitrator oversee the appeal."

The NFLPA criticized the league for what it called an "arbitrary disciplinary proceeding" after Peterson's legal matters had been already resolved.

"The decision by the NFL to suspend Adrian Peterson is another example of the credibility gap that exists between the agreements they make and the actions they take. Since Adrian’s legal matter was adjudicated, the NFL has ignored their obligations and attempted to impose a new and arbitrary disciplinary proceeding," the NFLPA said in a statement. (More at SI.com) NFL could suspend Adrian Peterson several games in 2016 season, according to Associated Press.

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