Adrian Peterson’s 2014 Suspension Improperly Vacated According to Court Ruling

August 4, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL has won its appeal against Adrian Peterson dating back to his 2014 suspension and the subsequent lawsuit by Peterson and the NFL Players Association against the NFL, according to gaming and sports law attorney Daniel Wallach:
Wallach offered more context:
Per Wallach, there was no dissenting opinion in the Eighth Circuit, which strengthens the NFL's case in the event Peterson and the NFLPA try to appeal to the Supreme Court.
The NFLPA released a statement on the decision, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network:
For Peterson, the decision won't change much in the present, according to Wallach and Rapoport:
The NFL suspended Peterson without pay in the 2014 season after he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault, per Conor Orr of NFL.com. An arbitrator upheld the suspension, which led to the NFLPA lawsuit.
The union argued that "arbitrator Harold Henderson's decision was biased, unfair and contrary to the collective bargaining agreement," per ESP...

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