Adrian Peterson Reinstated!!!

Good! Fuck Roger Goodell..........he looks like an even bigger fucking idiot now than he already did.

 

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated after U.S. District Court Judge David Doty ruled Thursday in the NFL Players Association's lawsuit against the NFL on Peterson's behalf.

It is the latest blow to the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell, who has watched his rulings against Peterson and Ray Rice both overturned in recent months.

"This is a victory for the rule of law, due process and fairness," the NFLPA said in a statement issued Thursday. "Our collective bargaining agreement has rules for implementation of the personal conduct policy and when those rules are violated, our union always stands up to protect our players' rights. This is yet another example why neutral arbitration is good for our players, good for the owners and good for our game."

As a result of the ruling, the Vikings might now be forced to make a decision on Peterson sooner rather than later. They can release or try to restructure his contract now, and also will be free to trade him once the league year begins March 10.

There also was uncertainty as to Peterson's future with the Vikings after his agent, Ben Dogra, had to be separated from Vikings vice president Rob Brzezinski during a heated exchange at the NFL scouting combine last week, sources told ESPN. 

Doty heard arguments from NFLPA attorney Jeffrey Kessler and NFL attorney Daniel Nash on Feb. 6 in Minneapolis.

The union had argued Goodell acted outside his authority in November, when he suspended Peterson until at least April 15 for disciplining his 4-year-old son with a switch in May. Arbitrator Harold Henderson, a longtime NFL executive whom the union argued was biased in favor of the league, upheld Peterson's suspension Dec. 12.

Kessler argued Peterson should not be subject to the league's new personal conduct policy, which implemented stricter punishments for players in domestic violence cases, because that policy was not instituted until late August.

"The only people" who felt the new policy applied to Peterson, Kessler argued to Doty, "were commissioner Goodell and Mr. Henderson.

Peterson is scheduled to earn a base salary of $12.75 million in 2015 and count $15.4 million against the Vikings' salary cap. Coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman have both indicated they want Peterson back, but they stopped short of saying it would happen.

Peterson would again be the league's highest-paid running back if he returned under his current contract, and in a December interview with ESPN, he said he didn't believe he should take a pay cut in 2015, adding he saw himself being a better player in 2015 after getting tackled just 21 times in 2014.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12387081/adrian-peterson-reinstated-judge-overturns-decision

Next stop... Dallas. Phone Post 3.0

And now introducing number 28 of your Dallas Cowboys, Adrian Peterson!! Phone Post 3.0

daglord - Next stop... Dallas. Phone Post 3.0


Perhaps! If this is the case I only hope the Vikings pick up Melvin Gordon with the number 11 spot in the draft.

And good for him. BULLSHIT suspension imo. Phone Post 3.0

Good.


This shit is stupid.

Let the law handle the law.


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He very well might end up in Dallas Phone Post

Peterson is a POS and got what he deserved. Some twisted people on this board.

There's very good reasons why leagues have a code of conduct.

Goodell is still an incompetent turd as well.

He should go to Indy.

They have the cap
Best young QB
They can draft and FA a better O line
The afc is a cake walk
The arc south is even sweeter
They were close last year
Great head coach

Dal is a shit show with too much media attention. Jerry Jones is the modern day Al Davis. You should rarely hear from owners, you hear more from him than the coach, that's a problem. Phone Post 3.0

Oakland will take him Phone Post 3.0

wheeels - Peterson is a POS and got what he deserved. Some twisted people on this board.

There's very good reasons why leagues have a code of conduct.

Goodell is still an incompetent turd as well.

"There's very good reasons why leagues have a code of conduct."

Like?

Of course the league is appealing this...........fuck off Goodell. Imagine if the league won the appeal, there is no way that prick would reinstate AP on April 15th, just on account of this process embarrassing him even further than he already was.......the spiteful, over controlling fuckhole!

Atlanta just dropped Jackson, I'd take Peterson but I doubt we will spend that kind of cash.

He needs to go to the Lions. We just got rid of Bush. Phone Post 3.0

Naderhood - He needs to go to the Lions. We just got rid of Bush. Phone Post 3.0


No way in hell he is traded to a division rival. I think they'll have a tough time trading him to the Cowboys and keeping him in the conference, but that is far more likely than him going to any team in the same division. AP and Megatron..........come on man, that would be absurd!