Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson is seeking reinstatement from the NFL and ready for a fresh start, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Tuesday.
"I am anxious to start a new chapter and get on with the rest of my life." Peterson said. He added that he's eager to share what he and his family went through while he was away from football last year.
Peterson will meet with league officials on Tuesday to discuss the prospects of a return to football. The meeting is ahead of schedule, as Peterson was originally supposed to be eligible for reinstatement on April 15.
Peterson, 30, agreed to a plea deal of no contest in November after being indicted for abusing his son and was suspended for the remainder of the 2014 season without pay. He was officially reinstated to the NFL on Feb. 26 after a district judge ruled on his behalf. He has been on the Commissioner's Exempt List since Sept. 17.
Speculation has linked Peterson away from the Vikings, with the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys rumored as potential destinations. He remains under contract for the next three seasons. Vikings officials have said they want him back next season.
- Jeremy Woo