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NFL to decide Adrian Peterson's fate next Monday

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Adrian Peterson may have just got a step closer to an NFL return after a hearing to decide whether or not he will be reinstated was scheduled for next Monday.

The Minnesota Vikings running back has been on the NFL commissioner's exempt list ever since he was charged for abusing his four year child with a tree branch, but it seems his return could happen this season.

"The NFL will conduct Adrian Peterson's grievance hearing for reinstatement Monday, according to multiple reports," ESPN reported.

Is the comeback on?

"Arbitrator Shyam Das will conduct the hearing, according to Representatives from the NFL Players Association told ESPN that they are unaware of a date being set."

As a result of the so called 'whooping' from Peterson, his son suffered bruises to his body, including his scrotum, and Peterson was condemned widely for his actions.

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Plenty of support

But following the reach of a plea deal, Peterson has now been fined and sentenced to community service, meaning the exemption decision has to now be uplifted by the NFL.
That didn't happen early this week, and subsequently, the NFL Players Association filed a complaint with the NFL.

"As of now, they have failed to respond or comply," the NFLPA said. "It is our obligation to protect all players' rights, and we will pursue any and all breaches of any contract between a player and his team or the NFL."

Stumbling blocks ahead

However, the NFL are looking into whether or not Peterson should be suspended for his actions under the personal conduct policy, with the hearing on Monday set to decide his fate.

"We asked Mr. Peterson and his representatives, including the NFLPA, for relevant information," the NFL said in a statement. "We have not received any of the requested information, but remain prepared to schedule a hearing and make a determination as quickly as possible based on as much information as available."

It is quite likely that Peterson will be suspended, but NFL insider Ian Rapoport claims that the former NFL MVP will get a suspension of less than six games, thus leaving the possibility of a return for the tailback this season.

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