Adrian Peterson Suspended Without Pay For At Least the Rest of the 2014 Season

Stephen Douglas

Adrian Peterson will not return to the Vikings or any other NFL team this season. Peterson was told that he would be suspended for at least the remainder of the 2014 NFL season. Just like it says in that tweet. Peterson has 3 days to appeal, but the wording of the announcement kind of makes it sound like the NFL is still considering further punishment.

UPDATE: Adam Schefter has the full NFL statement on Facebook. Here are a couple portions:

"“The timing of your potential reinstatement will be based on the results of the counseling and treatment program set forth in this decision. Under this two-step approach, the precise length of the suspension will depend on your actions. We are prepared to put in place a program that can help you to succeed, but no program can succeed without your genuine and continuing engagement. You must commit yourself to your counseling and rehabilitative effort, properly care for your children, and have no further violations of law or league policy.”"

"“Third, you have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct. When indicted, you acknowledged what you did but said that you would not ‘eliminate whooping my kids’ and defended your conduct in numerous published text messages to the child’s mother. You also said that you felt ‘very confident with my actions because I know my intent.’ These comments raise the serious concern that you do not fully appreciate the seriousness of your conduct, or even worse, that you may feel free to engage in similar conduct in the future.”"

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