NFLPA: Adrian Peterson never agreed to attend league hearing

BY foxsports • November 15, 2014

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson didn't appear at a scheduled hearing with the NFL on Friday, according to FOX Sports 1's NFL insider Mike Garafolo. ESPN's Adam Schefter first broke the news.

The reason Peterson didn't show is, according to NFLPA executive George Attalah, Peterson never agreed to a meeting with the NFL.

Peterson told the NFL he would meet with commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his situation, as others facing discipline (e.g. Ray Rice) have done but he did not agree to what the league termed a "hearing" in which outside experts were to attend, multiple sources tell FOXSports.com.

The sources say Peterson wanted the league to define the role of those outside individuals and didn't receive an answer to those concerns, therefore he did not attend. 

Peterson pleaded no contest two weeks ago to a charge of misdemeanor reckless assault, freeing him from the court system provided he fulfills the terms of his probation, and is looking to play again this season.

Peterson, who has been on the commissioner's exempt list since he was indicted for felony child abuse in September, awaits the league's decision on if he should be suspended for violating the personal-conduct policy.



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