Mike Garafolo is reporting that Adrian Peterson won’t be reinstated, and has been suspended until at least April 2015.
NFL informed Peterson he won't be considered for reinstatement before April 15
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 18, 2014
Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay by the NFL for at least the remainder of the 2014 season.
— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) November 18, 2014
The league held a hearing over conference call on Monday to determine whether Peterson should be further punished under the league’s personal conduct policy.The decision was made by arbitrator Shyam Das.
In a letter to Peterson, Commissioner Roger Goodell said, “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.”
The NFL said in a statement that Peterson showed no remorse for his 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,” the league said.