Thursday January 15th, 2015

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said that suspended running back Adrian Peterson is "a good person," but there continues to be no resolution between him and the NFL. 

NFL suspended Peterson without pay for the remainder of the 2014 season after he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault in November for hitting his four-year-old son with a switch.  

Peterson will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15. 

"I don't know if there's a team in the NFL that wouldn't want Peterson on the football team," Spielman said, according to USA TODAY. "If you can name me one ... and I don't want to speak for other teams ... but I know that he's a pretty good football player."

Peterson and the NFL Players Association sued the NFL last month saying the ruling that upheld Peterson's suspension was contrary to "fundamental principles of notice, fairness and consistency" of the Collective Bargaining agreement.

Spielman, who says that the team can't contact Peterson because of the suspension, said he expects the six-time Pro Bowl running back to return next season and play at a high level. 

Peterson, 29, is under contract for the next three seasons and is scheduled to make $12.75 million. 

"I know that Adrian is a good person, just being around him," Spielman said. "I know he's done a lot of good in this community. Is there a resolution? Not right now. All's I know is where we stand today. Does that change? I'm sure it's going to change."

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