In the wake of his year long ban from the NFL following his child abuse scandal, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will appeal his suspension.
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Earlier this morning it was reported that the NFL had suspended Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson without pay for the remainder of the season. As a result, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) stepped in immediately to protect one of their own.
The NFLPA published a statement announcing that they would appeal the suspension and demand that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell not be allowed to oversee the process.
The statement reads as follows:
“The decision by the NFL to suspend Adrian Peterson is another example of the credibility gap that exists between the agreements they make and the actions they take. Since Adrian’s legal matter was adjudicated, the NFL has ignored their obligations and attempted to impose a new and arbitrary disciplinary proceeding.
“The facts are that Adrian has asked for a meeting with Roger Goodell, the discipline imposed is inconsistent and an NFL executive told Adrian that his time on the Commissioner’s list would be considered as time served.
“The NFLPA will appeal this suspension and will demand that a neutral arbitrator oversee the appeal.
“We call on the NFL Management Council to show our players and our sponsors leadership by committing to collective bargaining so a fair personal conduct policy can be implemented as quickly as possible.”