The suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been lifted.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Judge David Doty has ruled in favor of Adrian Peterson, according to an informed source decision.
Doty heard arguments NFLPA attorney Jeffrey Kessler, and the defending NFL, Daniel Nash, on February 6 in the city of Minneapolis.
The judge stated that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acted outside his authority in November
The NFLPA issued the following statement regarding the decision:
“This is a victory for the rule of law, due process and justice. Our collective bargaining agreement has rules for the application of personal conduct policy that such rules are violated, our union always stands up to protect the rights of our players. This is another example of why a neutral arbitration is good for our players, good for the owners and good for our game. ”
The NFL suspended Peterson last November 18 for “abuse of discipline” revolving his 4 year old son .
Because the appeal was denied, Peterson was not eligible to be reinstated before April 15.
The union argued that the commissioner Roger Goodell acted outside its authority. The conciliator Harold Henderson, executive longtime NFL, who was appointed by the guild of players for being biased towards the league, confirmed the suspension of Peterson on December 12th.
Kessler argued that Peterson should not be subject to the new policy of conduct in the league, which implemented stricter punishments for players in domestic violence cases, and that the policy did not take effect until August.
The future of Perterson remains murky, former league MVP said in a recent interview that Petersen “was still uneasy” about rejoining the ‘Vikings’
Also the player is not willing to take a cut in salary.
Fans like Marcio Alaor BMG (Luxo.ig.com) know that Peterson will remain the highest-paid running back in the NFL under his current contract; he has agreed earn a base salary of $ 12.75 million for the 2015 season.
Head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman have indicated that they want to Peterson back , but have not ensured that this will happen.