Adrian Peterson suspended as fellow RB Le'Veon Bell explodes for big night

Adrian PEterson will not take the field again in 2014 (©GettyImages)

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The NFL has today announced that Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the 2014 season.

The Minnesota Vikings star running back had previously been on the exempt commissioner’s permission list after allegations surfaced in September claiming he disciplined his 4-year-old son with a switch.

The NFL made the announcement via an official statement released Tuesday morning which can be read in full via this link.

In it the league and commissioner Roger Goodell argued Peterson had "shown no meaninful remorse" for the injuries alleged, before laying out what they expect from the RB going forward.

"You must commit yourself to your counseling and rehabilitative effort, properly care for your children, and have no further violations of law or league policy."

Peterson has the right to appeal but if the suspension is maintained then he would only be eligible to return to the league as of April 15, 2015.

Elsewhere in the NFL it was a huge night for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell who became only the fourth player in franchise history to record a 200-yard rushing game as Pittsburgh overcome the Titans 27-24 on Monday Night Football.


Meanwhile in the NBA the Memphis Grizzlies continued their incredible start to the season, blowing out the Houston Rockets 119-93 to improve to a 10-1 record.

The Rockets themselves came into the game 9-1 and both franchises are looking good at this early stage of the 2014-15 NBA season.


And finally in the NHL, the New York Rangers were well beaten on home ice last night, losing 5-1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Rangers are now 7-7-4 and will seek to bounce back from three successive defeats when they take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday evening.

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