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Report: Adrian Peterson Could Miss First 3 Games Of Next Season

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The reports on Adrian Peterson vary from the all pro running back returning Monday, to Peterson being released and signing with a playoff team.

Chris Mortensen offered a different version of events on NFL Countdown. Sources say Peterson’s suspension could be upheld, pushing into start of the 2015 season.

If Henderson upholds the suspension, which initially was supposed to cover the final six games of the 2014 regular season, the suspension could still cover a total of six games.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports, citing unnamed league sources, that a decision this week by Henderson to affirm the suspension could result in Peterson missing the last three games of 2014 without pay — and the first three games of 2015 without pay.

It feels like an effort to squeeze Peterson into accepting whatever the league is offering, possibly a suspension through the rest of the year with reinstatement after the season ends. But it would be an unfair outcome; Peterson already has missed 11 games and counting. He has missed three (as of today) since being suspended without pay. Although he’s still being paid on the double-secret probation Commissioner-Exempt list, why should he not get credit for the games missed while his appeal unfolded?

This all sounds ridiculous. Peterson has already missed a huge chunk of time, and the league could simply fine AP for the games missed, and allow him to start fresh.