NFLPA Lawsuit For Adrian Peterson Set For Feb 6th
By Adam Carlson
The way that the NFL has handled the punishment for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been less than stellar. Peterson only played in one regular season game and missed the remaining 15 contests on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission List and still remains on that list.
Oct 8, 2014; Conroe, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson enters the Montgomery county courthouse for his arraignment. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
In December, Adrian Peterson agreed to a no contest plea resulting in a misdemeanor reckless assault conviction for injuries sustained to his 4 year old son. Despite going through the legal process, Peterson was not removed from the list as he was allegedly promised by an NFL official.
The NFLPA (National Football League Players Association) took action on behalf of Minnesota’s star running back and that case will be heard on Friday, February 6th. Here are the details on what will happen on Friday according to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero:
"“A plaintiff’s motion to vacate the arbitration award from appeals officer Harold Henderson is on the docket of U.S. District Court Judge David S. Doty at 2 p.m. on Feb. 6, courtroom deputy Connie Baker told USA TODAY Sports.”"
This lawsuit came after the NFL’s appeals officer Harold Henderson upheld the decision to keep Adrian Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission on December 12th. The NFLPA feels that the decision made by Mr. Henderson “was rendered by an evidently partial arbitrator who exceeded the scope of his authority.”
We’ll know a bit more about the lawsuit later this month, but for now many fans are hopeful that the Minnesota Vikings will have Adrian Peterson back on the field for the 2015 NFL season.
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