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 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?
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.”
Peterson did not enter a plea, though his attorney said he will eventually plead not guilty to the charge that carries a penalty of up to two years in prison.
Prosecutor Phil Grant declined to comment Tuesday on whether the case could be settled without a trial. If convicted, Peterson faces up to two years in prison.
It was another Thursday night blowout, as the Packers dominated the Vikings 42-10 last night in Green Bay. The Packers moved to 3-2, while Minnesota is 2-3, struggling on offense without Teddy Bridgewater, who was inactive with a sprained ankle.
These two bitter rivals will lock horns at Lambeau Field tonight in a key early-season NFC North showdown.
Will this contest between NFC North rivals be the first competitive Thursday night game of the season?
The Minnesota Vikings are set to take on the Green Bay Packers on “Thursday Night Football,” and these are both two teams that are starting to turn their season around. Former NFL quarterback Steve Beuerlein of CBS Sports took a few moments to speak about the NFC North contest this Thursday.
The news just keeps getting worse for the NFL. On Wednesday the reeling league was hit with another scandal when the Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer was reportedly arrested for an attack on a woman.