Adrian Peterson Suspended Over Child Abuse Charges
[su_right_ad]The NFL has suspended Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings for the rest of the season.
In a letter to Peterson, [NFL Commissioner Roger] Goodell noted, “You have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct.”
Peterson, 29, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault in Montgomery County (Texas) Court on Nov. 4 after being indicted on a felony child abuse charge by a grand jury for striking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch.
Peterson has not played for the Minnesota Vikings since the season opener, and was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list while his legal process played out. Peterson was being paid $691,000 per week until now, and will not be reconsidered for reinstatement prior to April 15.
The NFL Players’ Association said in a statement that it will appeal Peterson’s suspension and is demanding a neutral arbitrator handle the appeal.[su_csky_ad]