Report: Adrian Peterson to meet with NFL to discuss reinstatement
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is set to meet with NFL officials this week to discuss possible reinstatement, reports NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo reports the meeting would take place Tuesday.
Peterson missed 15 games last year after being indicted on assault charges for hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch.
He was on the commissioner’s exempt list until he was suspended without pay for the remainder of the 2014 season in November after he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault. The NFL suspended Peterson through at least April 15.
An NFL-appointed arbitrator, Harold Henderson, upheld NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision in December, saying his decision was based on the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
Peterson’s suspension was overturned by a U.S. district judge, who said the league could not retroactively punish Peterson because of its new personal conduct policy, but the NFL appealed that decision. Peterson remains on the Commissioner's Exempt List.
Peterson, 30, remains under contract for the next three seasons. He is scheduled to make $12.75 million in 2015, plus a $250,000 workout bonus, but counts $15.4 million against the Vikings' salary cap for next season.
Vikings officials have said they want Peterson back next season.
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