Adrian Peterson reinstatement hearing set for Monday

A National Football League reinstatement hearing for embattled Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been scheduled for Monday afternoon, according to the league`s website.

AFP| Last Updated: Nov 14, 2014, 10:06 AM IST
Adrian Peterson reinstatement hearing set for Monday

New York: A National Football League reinstatement hearing for embattled Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been scheduled for Monday afternoon, according to the league`s website.

Peterson has not played since the opening week of the NFL campaign in September after being charged with reckless-negligent injury to a child but has been seeking reinstatement after reaching a plea deal last week in his case.

Charges in Texas related to injuries to his four-year-old son when Peterson swatted the child`s rear with a twig from a tree branch.

Peterson, the 2012 NFL Most Valuable Player, avoided jail time by pleading no contest to a misdemeanor reckless assault charge, resulting in probation, a $4,000 fine and a sentence to 80 hours of community service.

The NFL Players Association filed an expedited, non-injury grievance on Monday to have Peterson reinstated to the Vikings` lineup immediately, but the NFL rejected that call, saying that it needed more "relevent information" from Peterson.

Peterson could face a possible suspension for up to six games under the NFL`s personal conduct policy but he has already missed half a season.

The Vikings are 4-5, two games out of a wildcard playoff position in the National Conference, and play at Chicago, 3-6, on Sunday in what could be their final contest without the star rusher.