My buddy Dan Newlin just tweeted that Adrian Peterson’s appeal to his suspension from the National Football league was denied by a league appointed arbitrator.
Harold Henderson, the arbitrator, based his ruling on Peterson’s lack of public remorse for his actions which resulted in serious injuries to his 4 year old son. Although Peterson has said he loves his son and he meant no harm, he has also stated that he does not intend to stop “whupping” his kids.
April 2015 is the earliest Peterson will be eligible for reinstatement. Peterson would have earned 6 game checks for the 2014 season, a total of 4.2 million dollars.
The NFL has also announced an updated Personal Conduct Policy that will allow its disciplinary process to be more consistent and effective.