Adrian Peterson will appeal the NFL suspension without pay for the remainder of the 2014 season. The NFL released a statement saying that Peterson won’t be reinstated before April 15 because he violated its personal conduct policy as a result of the “abusive discipline he inflicted on his four-year-old son last May.” Adrian Peterson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault earlier this month.
“The timing of your potential reinstatement will be based on the results of the counseling and treatment program set forth in this decision,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to Peterson. “Under this two-step approach, the precise length of the suspension will depend on your actions. We are prepared to put in place a program that can help you to succeed, but no program can succeed without your genuine and continuing engagement.” Source: CNN
Another black athlete has fallen and fast. It’s all self-inflicted but the NFL has a credibility problem since it seems to have condoned a culture of violence. Ray Rice wasn’t kicked off the team until after TMZ released a video of him punching his then-fiance Janay Palmer. How do you explain all those players who have been arrested over the last 10 years?
The NFL Players Association issued a statement saying, “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.”