January 06, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The NFL Players Association's petition to have Adrian Peterson's suspension overturned will be heard in federal court next month.

The office of U.S. District Judge David Doty posted a notice Tuesday that a hearing on the case will be heard Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. in Doty's courtroom in Minneapolis.

The NFL suspended Peterson without pay for the last six games of the 2014 season through at least April 15 for the child-abuse case he was involved in. Peterson's appeal was denied by a league-appointed arbitrator. Immediately after the arbitration decision was announced, the NFLPA and Peterson filed their lawsuit Dec. 15 asking the court to dismiss the ruling.

Doty's courtroom has served as sort of a ground zero for NFL labor matters over the last two decades.

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