Adrian Peterson reinstated, NFLPA wins motion
Huge news: NFLPA's motion to vacate Adrian Peterson suspension granted— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 26, 2015
The NFLPA saved 50 days from the NFL suspension of Minnesota Vikings' RB Adrian Peterson. The case was to be heard by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on April 15, 2015. Peterson is currently appealing a six-game suspension from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for a violation of the league's personal conduct policy. Adrian was on the commissioner's permission list after being charged with child abuse. Adrian Peterson missed all but one game of the 2014 NFL season.
While the early reinstatement will allow Peterson to calculate his next move, he is still the property of the Minnesota Vikings. Both sides are at odds over Peterson's claim that people he trusted in the Vikings organization "weren't heard from" when the decision to place him on the exempt list went down. He also described the events leading up to the decision as an "ambush."
Tyler Conway, Bleacherreport:
The expected divorce between Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings got uglier during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine this weekend, as the veteran running back's agent, Ben Dogra, and Vikings Vice President of Football Operations Rob Brzezinski reportedly had a "heated" altercation.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported Dogra had to be separated from Brzezinski when the two discussed Peterson's future with the Vikings.
Adrian Peterson and his camp won the first round. The NFL will appeal the decision by Judge Doty on reinstatement. While Adrian awaits the decision on his suspension, he might want to pack his bags. It is doubtful he will headed back to Minnesota. Adrian might want to show a little contrition, and stop blaming the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings.
Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire.
Follow me on Twitter at @_prmurphy
For more of my articles, click here.