The video of the hit to the face, the pictures of the lash marks on a young boy’s body and all the rest of the unseemly evidence rolled out over days and weeks in a steady, stomach-churning stream.
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.
Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson told a top NFL executive in the days leading up to his suspension for the rest of 2014 that he wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to consider that he’d already lost $4 million in endorsements and missed more than half the season while his child abuse case played out.
NFL owners unanimously approved changes to the league personal conduct policy Wednesday, but Commissioner Roger Goodell will retain authority to rule on appeals.
The hearings are done, and now we wait for the NFL to make a decision on Adrian Peterson’s appeal. Peterson wants his season-ending suspension overturned.
Late Thursday afternoon Adrian Peterson’s appeal before an NFL hearing officer wrapped up. This was the second day of the hearing. While Peterson made a statement at the hearing on Tuesday, he didn’t appear in person Thursday but reportedly listened in via conference call.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer thinks Adrian Peterson might return to the team after he’s reinstated into the NFL next spring, according to a report from ESPN.com.
Adrian Peterson’s hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL announced Friday that longtime hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside over the proceedings involving the Minnesota Vikings star running back.
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.
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.
More legal problems may be in store for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Prosecutors in Hennepin County have filed a second child protection petition. It comes days after Peterson pleaded no contest to recklessly injuring his 4-year-old son by hitting him with a switch.
The body of a fisherman missing for more than two weeks has been recovered from the Mississippi River in Crawford County.
Here are five amusing events moments in sports this week.
When leadership was calling, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seemed to be missing in action. Goodell was saying very little publicly concerning the domestic violence case of Baltimore Raven star Ray Rice.