Monday, 20 April 2015
Adrian Peterson Reinstated: Will He Stay With Vikings
One of the premier running backs of the NFL is now officially back. The reinstatement of Adrian Peterson was announced by the League on Thursday. This will allow the now active NFL player to participate in all the activities of the Minnesota Vikings. The reinstatement is now effective as on Friday.
NFL sources have cited that the player will no longer be facing any further suspension on being reinstated. How many games the running back is set to lose will be decided by the U.S. District Judge David S. Doty in October. Some say he could miss as many as three games or may not lose any game at all.
The Vikings seem delighted to have him back. They had a statement released on Thursday saying they were looking forward to have him join their team.
Peterson’s suspension came in November by the League in what was termed as abusive discipline by him against his 4-year-old son.
Though Peterson played the season opener, yet he was then placed on the Commissioner’s permission list which forced him to miss the final 15 games last season.
However, the commissioner still made it binding on the NFL player to fulfill all remaining obligations. These include additional treatments and counseling.
Despite being welcomed by Vikings, it seems Peterson is uneasy about joining them, especially after last year’s setback. Now he has made this point via his agent that he would like to make a fresh start this year with a new team.
On the other hand the player is intended to be kept in purple and gold as stated many times by Coach Mike Zimmer and General Manager Rick Spielman.
There are speculations that Peterson wants the standoff to end when it is time for the 2015 NFL draft. In case there is a failure to broker a trade to teams like Cowboys and Cardinals, then Peterson will have no choice left but to rejoin the Vikings.
Like Peterson, may other changes are expected in the NFL draft 2015. This will only make this season more exciting as you will see a new touch in many teams. To enjoy these games even more, watch them online with NFL Game Pass Coupons and save money.