Source: Peterson to have grievance heard by arbitrator next Monday
It appears Adrian Peterson will indeed get his day in front of an arbitrator in an effort to get back on the playing field for the Vikings.
It also appears he’ll miss another game first.
A day after the NFL confirmed the NFL Players Association filed a grievance on the All-Pro running back’s behalf, FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer learned that Peterson’s grievance will be heard next week, a day after the Vikings travel to Chicago.
It appears Adrian Peterson's hearing will be Monday
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) November 11, 2014
Subsequent reports revealed the same date of the hearing, with ProFootballTalk reporting that arbitrator Shyam Das will conduct the hearing. According to the report, Das will have five days from the conclusion of the hearing to render a decision.
Peterson was placed on a special commissioner’s exempt list following his indictment on felony child abuse in Texas in September. Peterson pleaded no contest Tuesday to a lesser charge of misdemeanor reckless assault, freeing him from the court system provided he fulfills the terms of his probation.
The league began a review Thursday of his case under the personal conduct policy, but it said Peterson would remain on paid leave until the process is completed. The union then filed the grievance, citing a violation of an "explicit language in a signed agreement"