Suspended former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson seems confident in his chances of getting back to the NFL soon.
Suspended Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson emerged from a day in court for his reinstatement appeal satisfied with the results of the day.
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“I felt like a got a fair hearing, for once,” Peterson told reporters. “I appreciate all the support from my fans.”
Peterson and the NFL Player’s Association (NFLPA) are suing the NFL to get Peterson immediately reinstated – in time for the start of free agency next month – as opposed to waiting until April 15, when it would be much harder for Peterson to get signed by a new team.
When Peterson was asked if he wanted to stay with the Minnesota Vikings, Peterson said, “Of course.” But that doesn’t mean the Vikings would be willing or able to keep him. The scandal that caused the entire incident is still a serious black eye for a team that has been divided on the issue of Peterson’s reinstatement.
Peterson was arrested in early September for an incident of hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch, leaving the Minnesota Vikings indefinitely. He has been suspended under NFL rules since November 18, 2014 after he plead no contest to what the NFL called “an incident of abusive discipline” toward his son.