An appeal hearing to review Adrian Peterson’s indefinite suspension is underway in New York. While ordering Troy Vincent, NFL’s executive vice president for football operations, to testify on December 4, Arbiter Harold Henderson also urged the NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to settle the issue regarding Peterson. According to ESPN, there has been no offers on the table yet.
Vincent was ordered to testify after the NFLPA submitted a recording of a phone conversation between him and Peterson where Vincent offered Peterson that he would only be out for two additional games and the new personal conduct policy on domestic violence would not apply if he attended the disciplinary hearing with Roger Goodell on November 14.
When Peterson did not attend the hearing with Goodell, USA Today reported that Peterson notified the NFL that he would talk to Goodell about potential discipline but would not attend the hearing.
Then on November 18, the NFL suspended Peterson for at least the rest of the 2014 season without pay for beating and injuring his 4-year-old son. Peterson appealed.