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Minniman
11-16-2014, 10:06 AM
By Ben Goessling | ESPN.com

It's beginning to feel as though Peterson's case is becoming the fulcrum for issues much larger than whether he will return to the field for Minnesota this season. Nearly two weeks after he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault charges in Texas, his status is being determined through a disciplinary process no one seems to trust right now. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has already said it will change, but the NFL Players Association wants to make sure it is included in the process.

The NFLPA believes Peterson should have been reinstated after his plea bargain and cited a signed letter that said the running back would remain on the commissioner's exempt list until his legal matter was resolved. The NFLPA contends the NFL has reneged on that agreement, and Peterson's camp was reportedly concerned about the nature of the meeting and the role outside experts would have in it....

The union doesn't trust the NFL's disciplinary process and is trying to effect change by refusing to go along with the current set of rules....

"The League office seems more focused on creating an arbitrary disciplinary process for Adrian instead of honoring a signed agreement to remove him from the Commissioner's list," NFLPA spokesperson George Atallah said Saturday in an email to ESPN. "They are simply making stuff up as they go along."

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jargomcfargo
11-16-2014, 11:15 AM
Goodell screwed the pooch in the original 2 game suspension of Rice. The public outcry was enough to change Goodell's ruling. The mistake Goodell made in the Rice case may lead to a biased and possibly more severe conduct policy for future cases.
Peterson made the mistake of disciplining his child excessively. But Goodell's error in judgment regarding the Rice case places the commish in a difficult position. A position that could be unfair to AP and the Minnesota Vikings, as well as their fans.

Tad7
11-16-2014, 11:26 AM
I feel like the NFLPA is in the right, it's just too bad it's our guy that's being used/advised in this. It might cost him some games.

RK.
11-16-2014, 11:48 AM
Goodell needs to go. AP should have been removed the day after it was determined to be a misdemeanor. Rice and AP are two different cases and should not be related. All cases should be considered as individual cases. It pisses me off Goodell is dragging his feet on this.

tastywaves
11-17-2014, 12:20 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/11/17/petersons-two-tracks-could-collide-on-monday/


Clear as mud. Other than the author's opinion that the NFL doesn't want AP to play for the rest of this year.

Mostly, I just see this as the NFL being spineless and not wanting to be in anyone's crosshairs no matter their decision.

BadlandsVikings
11-17-2014, 12:22 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/11/17/petersons-two-tracks-could-collide-on-monday/


Clear as mud. Other than the author's opinion that the NFL doesn't want AP to play for the rest of this year.

Mostly, I just see this as the NFL being spineless and not wanting to be in anyone's crosshairs no matter their decision.

the owners need to grow some balls and fire Goodell, this mess keeps getting bigger

EricTheViking
11-17-2014, 04:08 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/11/17/petersons-two-tracks-could-collide-on-monday/


Clear as mud. Other than the author's opinion that the NFL doesn't want AP to play for the rest of this year.

Mostly, I just see this as the NFL being spineless and not wanting to be in anyone's crosshairs no matter their decision.

It seems like this whole issue had really faded into the background of the sports world. However I'm sure it could flare right up again if they reinstate him. This is what the NFL is obviously afraid of. Still they need to grow that spine and honor what they said they would do.
Well, at any rate, we should have some news within a few hours.