NFL Players Association Appeals Peterson's Suspension, Hearing Dec. 2

| by Daniel Yancelson

Adrian Peterson and the NFL Players Association have submitted an appeal for his season-ending suspension.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Peterson for the rest of the 2014 season on Tuesday for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

According to ESPN, the appeal hearing is scheduled for Dec. 2. Harold Henderson, the league’s executive vice president, was designated to be the hearing officer for this case.  

The NFLPA called Goodell’s punishment “unprecedented, arbitrary, and unlawful.”

The punishment came after Peterson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor reckless assault charge in Texas. Peterson disciplined his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch, leaving dozens of cuts and bruises on the boy.

Goodell had made it clear that a big reason for the suspension was that Peterson had not shown any remorse about the incident.

In an interview with USA Today, Peterson did what he was asked: he showed remorse for the incident.

“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."

Whether this was just strategic or not, Peterson continued to show remorse and say how much he regrets it: "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."

When asked about playing for the Vikings, Peterson said that he would love to play for them, "but 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."

The current ban states that Peterson is not to be reinstated to the league until April 15 of next year. 

Source: CBS Sports / Photo Credit: Wikipedia