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Report: Ruling in Adrian Peterson case expected soon, suspension possible

The NFL is expected to make a decision regarding Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's "playing status" soon, and it is "very possible" the league will choose to suspend Peterson.
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The NFL is expected to make a decision regarding MinnesotaVikings running back Adrian Peterson's "playing status" soon, and it is "very possible" the league will choose to suspend Peterson,MarkMaske of The Washington Postreports.

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Peterson has missed the Vikings' last nine games because he faced felony charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child after being accused of discipline his 4-year-old son with a switch. On Sept. 17, Peterson agreed to be placed on the Commissioner's Exempt list. He has been paid despite not playing.

On Nov. 4, Peterson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault and was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and perform 80 hours of community service.

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Since Peterson is on the Commissioner's Exempt list, must be reinstated before he is allowed to play again. The NFL announced that Peterson's case would be reviewed for potential discipline under the personal conduct policy, and asked him to submit any relevant information.

From The Washington Post:

The league’s review of Peterson’s case under the sport’s personal conduct policy could be completed Monday or Tuesday, according to those people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the NFL has not announced a timetable for resolving the matter.

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