NFL Suspends Adrian Peterson Indefinitely After Appeal Gets Denied

Adrian Peterson will not return to the football field this season.

The Minnesota Viking’s appeal was denied Friday (Dec. 12), which contested his disapproval of his league suspension. The running back has reportedly sat out the regular season since Week 1, and will possibly be reinstated in April 2015, Yahoo News reports.

The National Football League Players Association released a statement disapproving the decision:

“The NFLPA expected this outcome, given the hearing officer’s relationship and financial ties to the NFL,” the association said. “The decision itself ignores the facts, the evidence and the collective bargaining agreement. This decision also represents the NFL’s repeated failure to adhere to due process and confirms its inconsistent treatment of players.”

The NFL-appointed arbitrator Harold Henderson said there’s no reason to go against the league’s suspension of Peterson, who was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list earlier this year. The 29-year-old pro-athlete was taken to court on the count of child abuse charges in September to which he received a plea deal.

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