Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will not be in attendance for the conclusion of his suspension appeal hearing Thursday.
NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent is scheduled to testify on Thursday.
According to the AP, Peterson gave a statement without testifying on Tuesday and was told by Vincent that he would be credited with time served while on the Commissioner’s exempt list and would be given a two-game ban if he showed up at a disciplinary hearing Nov. 14 with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Peterson did not attend that meeting and Goodell suspended him without pay for the rest of the season days later for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The 2012 NFL MVP won’t be considered for reinstatement before April 15.
Peterson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault after injuring his 4-year-old son with a switch and has not played since the Week 1. He was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and perform 80 hours of community service.
A settlement could be reached sometime this week in the case. The Vikings sit at 5-7 and have four games remaining in the regular season.
- Scooby Axson