Peterson was suspended Tuesday for the rest of the season by the league after pleading no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault charges earlier in the month in regard to the beating of his son.
"I won't ever use a switch again," Peterson said. "There's different situations where a child needs to be disciplined as far as timeout, taking their toys away, making them take a nap. There's so many different ways to discipline your kids."
Peterson added that he would "love to go back and play" for the Vikings, "[b]ut if there's word out that hey, they might release me, then so be it. I would feel good knowing that I've given everything I had in me."
Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to Peterson that the running back had failed to show remorse for his actions. "Ultimately, I know I'll have my opportunity to sit down with Roger face to face, and I'll be able to say a lot of the same things that I've said to you," Peterson said. "Don't say that I'm not remorseful, because in my statement, I showed that I was remorseful. I regretted everything that took place. I love my child, more than anyone could ever imagine."
The NFL Players Association appealed the decision to suspend Peterson for at least the remainder of the season Thursday morning.
The NFL Players Association appealed commissioner Roger Goodell's suspension of
In a letter obtained by the Associated Press, the union demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hear Peterson's case. On Tuesday, under the league's personal conduct policy, Goodell suspended Peterson for the rest of the season and said he won't be considered for reinstatement until April 15.
Peterson's appeal hearing is scheduled for Dec. 2, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Peterson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault for striking his 4-year-old son with a switch. The union claims Peterson was told the games he missed while the legal process played out would count as time served toward his suspension.
The NFL on Tuesday suspended Peterson for the rest of this season and said he won't be reinstated until at least April 2015. Peterson will appeal.
Peterson pleaded no contest this month to misdemeanor reckless assault for striking his 4-year-old son with a switch.
Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled against
The ruling comes on the heels of Commissioner Roger Goodell suspending Peterson without pay for at least the rest of this season. Peterson is expected to file an appeal soon.
Peterson pleaded no contest to misdmeanor reckless assault for hitting his 4-year-old child. He avoided jail time in the case and was seeking immediate reinstatement to the NFL.
Tuesday's ruling means Peterson remains barred from all team activities pending the appeal of his suspension.
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