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Report: Vikings, Adrian Peterson can communicate with each other
by Jason Butt |

Now that Adrian Peterson has been moved back to the Commissioner's Exempt list, the Vikings can reach out and communicate with him, according to a report from Pro Football Talk

Peterson had been suspended by the NFL until April 15 and upheld by an arbitrator. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge David Doty overturned the arbitrator's decision, sending the case back down to go through the CBA. The NFL has removed the suspension, for now, while moving Peterson back to the Commissioner's Exempt list. 

The NFL announced in a statement that it is appealing Doty's ruling

Since the Vikings want Peterson to remain with them, they can now reach out and hold talks directly. While suspended by the NFL, the Vikings were unable to communicate with him. This is an interesting development because the Vikings have publicly stated they want him to stay in Minnesota. 

However, at least one report as indicated Peterson wants to leave and continue his NFL career elsewhere

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NFL plans to appeal ruling on Vikings RB Adrian Peterson
by Jason Butt |

The NFL will appeal the Thursday ruling that reversed an arbitrator's decision on Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's suspension until April 15. 

U.S. District Judge David Doty ruled for the NFL to vacate the upheld suspension via arbitration, with the case going back to arbitrator Harold Henderson. Peterson pleaded no contest to reckless assault on his son, which originated with child abuse allegations. 

With the ruling, Peterson will revert back to the Commissioner's Exempt list.

The NFL released a statement on its desire to appeal the ruling. 

"Judge Doty's order did not contain any determinations concerning the fairness of the appeals process under the CBA, including the commissioner's longstanding authority to appoint a designee to act as hearin officer," the statement reads. "Even so, we believe strongly that Judge Doty's order is incorrect and fundamentally at odds with well-established legal precedent governing the district court's role in reviewing arbitration decisions. As a result, we have filed a notice of appeal to have the ruling reviewed by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. In the interim, Adrian Peterson will be returned to the Commissioner Exempt List pending further proceedings by appeals officer Harold Henderson or a determination by the Eighth Circuit Court."


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Peterson to be reinstated after judge overturns suspension
by Sean d'Oliveira |

A judge has overturned Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's suspension and he can begin the reinstatement process, NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirmed. Before Peterson can be reinstated, the case will go back to the CBA process. 

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith released a statement voicing support for the decision. 

"This is a victory for the rule of law, due process and fairness. 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," Smith said. "This is yet another example why neutral arbitration is good for our players, good for the owners and good for our game."

Peterson has been suspended by the league and was suppose to be ineligible for reinstatement until April 15.

The NFL is expected to appeal the ruling, reports

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Adrian Peterson's dad said son would be open to returning to Vikings
by Jason Butt |

Don't shut the door on Adrian Peterson leaving the Vikings just yet.

According to the Pioneer Press, Peterson's dad, Nelson Peterson, said the running back has not ruled out re-signing with Minnesota.

"He is open to returning to the Vikings," Nelson Peterson said. "He hasn't closed the door [and said], 'I won't play for the Vikings.' He hasn't demanded a trade."

However, things appear to be tense between the the Vikings and Peterson's representation. According to NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, Peterson's agent Ben Dogra and Vikings vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski engaged in a shouting match and had to be separated at a dinner in Indianapolis.

Peterson is still on the Commissioner's Exempt List as his legal situation with the NFL continues to play out. He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor reckless assault charge, which stemmed from child abuse allegations.

He only appeared in one game during the 2014 season.

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Vikings executive engages in heated exchange with Peterson's agent
by Sean d'Oliveira |

The relationship between Adrian Peterson and the Vikings appears to be nearing its end.

Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, had to be separated from a member of the Vikings front office after the two were involved in a verbal altercation, sources told NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.

Peterson has been on the Commissioner's Exempt List while waiting for his legal situation to play out. He appeared in one game during the 2014 season before being suspended. 

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