An arbiter appointed by the NFL to hear Adrian Peterson’s appeal has ruled that the Minnesota Vikings running back will remain suspended until at least next spring.
A special counsel for investigations and conduct will oversee initial discipline, Commissioner Roger Goodell said. The commissioner also may appoint a panel of independent experts to participate in deciding an appeal.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ union chief DeMaurice Smith were to meet Tuesday to discuss the league’s personal conduct policy.
The NFL announced Friday that longtime hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside over the proceedings. Goodell has the authority to decide whether to hear the appeal himself or appoint someone else.
In an interview with USA Today, Peterson said he believes Vikings coaches and players are behind him but that feelings in the organization are mixed after he was charged with felony child abuse.
The NFL players’ union on Thursday appealed the league’s suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case.
The usual suspects — better known as the American audience — are started to wonder: Have we judged Peterson, Ray Rice or even Roger Goodell properly? Did we go to the trigger too quickly?
Terry Bradshaw has no problem speaking his mind. The legendary QB took it to a new level Tuesday morning on WFAN radio, putting Roger Goodell on blast. And he didn’t stop there.
Commissioner Roger Goodell put his foot down on Tuesday, saying the 2012 NFL MVP has “shown no meaningful remorse” for hitting his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.
Peterson’s potential return to the Vikings is at the heart of a dispute between the NFL and the players’ association, and the star running back thinks the league is being unfair.
A person with knowledge of the hearing told The Associated Press on Thursday that Adrian Peterson will meet with the NFL early next week about possible reinstatement with the Minnesota Vikings.
If Adrian Peterson is allowed to return to the Minnesota Vikings this season, the reunion won’t happen swiftly.
Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson will avoid jail time after reaching a plea agreement in his child-abuse case.
Peterson allegedly told a worker conducting his urinalysis exam during a Wednesday court appearance that “he smoked a little weed.”
Among the topics discussed at Wednesday’s owners meetings was the commissioner’s role in handing out discipline, and he reiterated that all options “are on the table.”