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NFL, Union Still In Dispute Over Peterson Suspension

The NFL Players Association remains at odds with the league regarding Adrian Peterson’s suspension, despite the resumption of the running back’s career with the Minnesota Vikings more than two months ago.

08/26/2015

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Judge Orders Settlement Talk For NFL, Union On Peterson Case

The NFL and the NFL Players Association have been ordered into settlement negotiations on the case filed in federal court by the union over Adrian Peterson’s suspension.

07/20/2015

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Vikings’ Greenway Honors His Dad On First Father’s Day Without Him

You won’t find many athletes more involved in the community than Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway.

06/21/2015

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NFLPA: Judge ‘Unassailably Correct’ In Siding With Peterson

The NFL Players Association has submitted its written argument to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, criticizing the suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson that has since expired.

05/12/2015

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NFLPA Picks Vikings LB Greenway For Community Service Award

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has been chosen as the winner of the Byron “Whizzer” White Award, given annually by the NFL Players Association for exceptional community service.

03/18/2015

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Peterson Calls Hearing ‘Fair,’ Wants To Return To Vikings

The NFL Players Association’s attempt to have Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reinstated has been taken under advisement by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge David Doty heard arguments from the NFLPA and the NFL on Friday. He did not provide a timetable for his decision.

02/06/2015

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Union Heads To Court To Get RB Adrian Peterson Back On Field

The latest attempt by star running back Adrian Peterson to get back on the field will come in a federal courtroom. Attorneys for the NFL Players Association were scheduled to argue Friday for Peterson’s reinstatement from a suspension levied by the league under its controversial personal conduct policy.

02/05/2015

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NFL Asks Court To Toss NFLPA’s Lawsuit For Peterson

The NFL has asked a federal court to reject the petition by the NFL Players Association on behalf of Adrian Peterson to have the star running back’s suspension overturned. Attorneys for the league, in filings Friday, wrote that U.S. labor law should prevent the court from handling a dispute already ruled on by the arbitrator for Peterson’s appeal.

01/16/2015

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Peterson, NFL Players Union Sue League Over Suspension

The legal case with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took another step forward Monday morning as the NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit on behalf of Peterson over the denial of his appealed suspension.

12/15/2014

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Adrian Peterson’s Appeal Denied, Suspension Upheld

The NFL’s hard line on Adrian Peterson held up. The league-appointed arbitrator for Peterson’s appeal affirmed the unpaid suspension until at least next spring, the final result of the child-abuse case that kept the Minnesota running back out of all but one game this season and widened the rift between the NFL and its players over the fairness of the disciplinary process.

12/12/2014

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NFL: Adrian Peterson Suspended For Season Without Pay

The NFL announced Tuesday morning that Adrian Peterson will be suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season.

11/18/2014

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Vikings Fans, Former Players React To AP Suspension

Adrian Peterson will not be returning to football anytime soon, after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended the Vikings running back without pay. In a letter to Peterson, Goodell said his reinstatement would be contingent on him completing a treatment and counseling program.

11/18/2014

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 7: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs up field against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on September 7, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.

League, Union In Conflict On Peterson Case

Potential discipline for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson under the NFL personal conduct policy has become more complicated and contentious.

11/15/2014

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Minnesota Vikings Hope To Get Rudolph Back On Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings are hopeful tight end Kyle Rudolph will be able to return after missing five games. He had sports hernia surgery following the team’s Week 3 loss to the New Orleans Saints and targeted the Week 11 matchup with the Chicago Bears as his return date. In other news, former Viking Orlando Thomas lost his battle with ALS Sunday and the NFLPA filed a grievance against the NFL to get Adrian Peterson reinstated from the commissioner’s exempt list.

11/12/2014

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Union Files Grievance Vs. NFL In Peterson Case

The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance with the NFL to reinstate Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

11/10/2014

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NFLPA And NFL Disagree On Peterson’s Immediate Future

The National Football League and NFL Players Association may be preparing to battle over Adrian Peterson’s immediate future. The league has declined to reinstate the star running back from the commissioner’s exempt list until the league has reviewed the case. The union, however, believes Peterson should be removed from the list now that his legal matter has been resolved.

11/10/2014

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NFLPA’s Collusion Case Kept Alive By Appeals Court

A players’ union lawsuit accusing NFL team owners of setting a secret salary cap in 2010 was kept alive by a federal appeals court Friday. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially reversal a federal judge’s order that had rejected NFL Players Association’s collusion claim.

06/20/2014

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Union Renews Claim NFL Colluded; Hearing Sept. 6

The NFL Players Association claims league owners have a “never-ending belief that they are above the law” in the latest court filing in a collusion complaint against the NFL.

08/24/2012

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Players Approve Deal To End NFL Lockout

The NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps voted unanimously Monday to approve the terms of a deal with owners to the end the 4 1/2-month lockout.

07/25/2011

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Retired Players Join NFL Talks Tuesday In New York

Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller and lawyers for retired NFL players joined labor talks Tuesday as signs mounted that the league’s four-month lockout might almost be over.

07/19/2011

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NFL Players Return To Work Again

The NFL cleared the way for some basic football operations to begin at 8 a.m. EDT Friday, five days after a federal judge declared the lockout illegal and nearly seven weeks after it began.

04/29/2011

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NFL: Players Can Resume Workouts, Meet With Coaches

The NFL has told teams to resume football operations, which includes allowing players to begin voluntary workouts and meet with coaches beginning on Friday.

04/28/2011