NFL: Adrian Peterson to be reinstated Friday

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It’s official, Adrian Peterson will be reinstated to the NFL Friday.

After being suspended for violating the NFL’s personal conduct police in September, All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated as an active NFL player and will be able to participate in all scheduled activities with the Minnesota Vikings.

The Vikings released the following statement after the NFL’s announcement:

“The Minnesota Vikings have been informed by the NFL that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated. We look forward to Adrian re-joining the Vikings.”

Peterson has not taken the field for the Minnesota Vikings since the first game of the season.

At that point, he was charged with child abuse in Texas.

The charges were filed after Peterson allegedly hit his 4-year-old son with a switch as a form of discipline.

He was placed on paid leave before he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault.

Peterson was suspended without pay for the rest of the season.

According to the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell told Peterson that he must fulfill all remaining legal obligations in Minnesota and Texas, as well as additional counseling and treatments.

At this time, it is unclear if Peterson will return to the Vikings.

In an interview with ESPN, Peterson said he is “uneasy” about rejoining the Vikings after the team helped expedite his placement on the Commissioner’s Exempt List in September.

His agent also said that Peterson “wants out of Minnesota.”

Peterson has not yet commented on his reinstatement.


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