Peterson’s suspension ends after NFL reinstatement
NEW YORK, NY. (KTVI) – After months of being in limbo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is clear to return to active status once more.
According to USA Today, the NFL reinstated Peterson after the running back served a suspension over child abuse charges. In early September, Peterson was indicted for reckless or negligent injury to a child. Peterson was accused of beating his then-4 year-old son with a switch. According to the New York Post, Peterson pleaded no-contest in November to a misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment, part of a deal he reached with the prosecution.
With the reinstatement, Peterson is now allowed to participate in all team activities, the first of which begins this weekend. The team workouts are voluntary, so Peterson has the option not to rejoin the team just yet. The first mandatory team activity will come in June.
But there’s no guarantee that Peterson will return to the Minnesota. According to the Star-Tribune Peterson’s agent, Dan Dogra, expressed reservations about his return at the NFL owner’s meeting.
“I don’t think it’s in Adrian’s best interest to play in Minnesota. Why would he,” Dogra said.