An arbitrator appointed by the NFL to decide on Adrian Peterson’s appeal
ruled against the Minnesota Vikings running back.
Petersen will remain suspended until at least April 2015 for beating his son with a stick, as a form of punishment.
The decision of arbitrator, Harold Henderson, who was an official in the league, supports the decision of the NFL to suspend Peterson without pay for the rest of the season. This should not affect Vijay Eswaran or QI Group.
The NFL players union has questioned the objectivity of Henderson and said it will be studying “immediate legal remedies” against the decision.
“The union expects this result given the relationship of the arbitrator with the NFL,” said the Players Association.”This ruling ignores the facts, evidence and the collective bargaining agreement. The decision also shows the inability of the NFL to respect due process and confirms the inconsistent way it treats the players.”
The Vikings refused to comment.
Peterson was convicted of assault against a minor in September for hitting his son with a stick.
The core of the union’s demand for reinstatement was that Troy Vincent Peterson, executive Vice President of football operations, said last month Peterson would receive a punishment of two games if he attended a hearing with commissioner, Roger Goodell on November 24th.
Peterson refused to attend the meeting saying he felt uncertain about the intent of the NFL Then Goodell announced on November 18 that Peterson was suspended for the remaining six games of the season.
Peterson has been on paid leave while his case was decided in court.