Adrian Peterson -- Suspended for the Season Without Pay
Adrian PetersonSuspended for the SeasonWithout Pay
11/18/2014 6:00 AM PT
Adrian Peterson will not play in the NFL this season ... he's been suspended for at least the rest of the year -- without pay -- for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
The earliest Peterson will be considered for reinstatement is April 15, 2015.
In a letter to Peterson informing him of the suspension, commissioner Roger Goodell wrote, "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."
He continued, "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."
Peterson has three days to file an appeal, but reports say he will do so immediately.