Peterson was suspended Tuesday for the remainder of this season for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Peterson pleaded no contest to child abuse charges in Texas earlier this month. He will appeal the suspension.
An independent arbitrator ruled later Tuesday that the NFL can keep Peterson on the Commissioner's Exempt list, according to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY.
Peterson is the Vikings' all-time leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.
- Dan Gartland