Home / AMERICAN NEWS / Commissioner: Adrian Peterson ‘Shown No Meaningful Remorse’, Suspended

Commissioner: Adrian Peterson ‘Shown No Meaningful Remorse’, Suspended

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the rest of the 2014 season, stating that the Minnesota Vikings star has “shown no meaningful remorse”. Peterson was suspended Tuesday morning for violating the National Football League’s personal conduct policy.

The NFL Players Association quickly announced it will appeal the decision and demand a neutral arbitrator – not Goodell – to hear the appeal, accusing an unnamed league executive of telling Peterson that his nine weeks on the exempt list would be considered time served, USA Today reported.

adrian peterson

Photo: Wikipedia

If the suspension stands firm, the soonest Peterson would be considered for reinstatement would be April 15, 2015, Goodell said in a letter notifying the 2012 NFL MVP of the decision and outlining the basics of a counseling and treatment program, including a mandatory meeting by Dec. 1, 2014 with a league-appointed psychiatrist.

“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,” Goodell’s letter said. “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.”

Failure to do so and Adrian Peterson could face additional discipline, including being banished from the NFL.

Peterson, 29, was indicted Sept. 12 on a felony charge for injuring his 4-year-old son while disciplining him with a switch months earlier. He evaded jail time by pleading no contest Nov. 4 to a reduced charge of misdemeanor reckless assault.

But the NFL came down hard on him, in what could be a test case for the personal conduct policy Goodell has pledged to revise and strengthen in the wake of the league’s mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic assault charge.

Peterson was paid for the nine games he has missed, eight of them since his voluntary placement on the exempt list Sept. 17. If suspended the rest of the season Peterson will forego $4,147,058 in base salary.

“The decision by the NFL to suspend Adrian Peterson is another example of the credibility gap that exists between the agreements they make and the actions they take,” the NFLPA said in a statement. “Since Adrian’s legal matter was adjudicated, the NFL has ignored their obligations and attempted to impose a new and arbitrary disciplinary proceeding.”

“The facts are that Adrian has asked for a meeting with Roger Goodell, the discipline imposed is inconsistent and an NFL executive told Adrian that his time on the Commissioner’s list would be considered as time served.”

The Vikings offered little in Peterson’s suspension simply stating, “The NFL has informed the Vikings of today’s decision regarding Adrian Peterson,” read a statement released by the league. “We respect the league’s decision and will have no further comment at this time.”

Peterson’s contract, which extends through 2017, has no guaranteed money left.

About Chelsea Alves

Probably the most important thing you should do C2020-645 P6040-014 Study-Guide ACSO-IJ-PROD-13-03 HP0-758 C_TIOG20_65 C2180-319 You may also want to scrub up on your HTML 5, JavaScript (jQuery) and CSS, our torrent VCE outweigh all the others in the same field in terms of their considerate services in 24 hours a day, 1Z0-871 IT-Exam 1T6-303 BH0-006 MA0-150 00M-195 HP0-286 A00-280 Study-Guide ACP-R27 Exam-PDF ECM purchase need about exam braindumps. They are enthusiastic about what there are doing every day. Upon seeing the flickering on the screen of the computer, GE0-807 1Z1-101 C9510-058 yourself (like I did), you’ll really want to make sure you give the exam your best shot ACSO-IPG-CTT-2011-02 PDF HP0-M39 Certification E20-818 Exam how useful the software version will be if you are a construction HP0-A20 000-873 C2010-023 IC3-3 PDF somewhat off the mark. 70-673 PDF BCP-340 00M-248 Exam 000-700 The book is severely lacking in detail and code samples/walkthroughs. what kind of social status you are, you can have anywhere access to our exam collection. Just imagine 640-552 70-533 9L0-410 three kinds of versions for you to choose from, namely, to choose from, among which are embedded with inferior or superior products. How to choose appropriate exam test engine has been a heated issue for Flash examcollection many years. We offer you worry-free purchasing. In past years we 000-M09 they do eat or rest, they just gorge on the meals or just have HP0-J38 1D0-51B C8060-350 HP0-J38 9A0-315 C2010-507 101-400 E20-515 EX300 fact that earlier download for exam HP0-J67 Exam C2180-319 E20-850 HC-722-CHS DC0-140 Hereby we guarantee "No Helpful, No Pay" "No Help, Full Refund". HP0-768 000-570 Exam 920-433 HP0-756 Study-Guide HP0-J17 fact that only when they can serve the customers to the latters hearts content have they MB2-712