Reports: Peterson reinstatement hearing Monday
The NFL Players Association’s grievance with the league to get Adrian Peterson reinstated to the Vikings’ roster has resulted in a hearing set for Monday, according to reports.
Pro Football Talk, citing sources, and Jay Glazer of Fox Sports both are reporting the hearing will be Monday.
An NFL spokesman, however, said “There has been no confirmation of a date for the NFLPA’s grievance hearing.”
When there is a hearing, it will be before arbitrator Shyam Das, Pro Football Talk reported. Das would have five days to issue a decision, meaning it could come before the Vikings’ Nov. 23 game at TCF Bank Stadium against Green Bay.
The Vikings play at Chicago on Sunday before a three-game homestand.
If Peterson is reinstated, he likely would be eligible to play while the NFL conducts an investigation of its own. Peterson remains on the commissioner’s exempt list, with full pay, following the settlement of his court case last week in Texas. Peterson reached a plea deal, pleading “no contest” to an injury-to-a-child misdemeanor.
The NFLPA, on Monday, filed an expedited, non-injury grievance to seek reinstatement of the Vikings running back, who missed eight games after he was charged on Sept. 12.
The NFLPA said in the statement the move was made “based on the explicit language in a signed agreement dated September 18, 2014. We asked the NFL to honor the terms of that agreement last week and as of now, they have failed to respond or comply.”
Peterson, who pleaded no contest on Nov. 4 to a misdemeanor charge of injuring his 4-year-old son with a switch, can’t return to the Vikings until the NFL reviews the case. The Vikings have deferred to the league in the matter, noting in a statement Monday that “at this time his potential reinstatement is under NFL guidelines.”
Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, an expedited grievance must be heard within seven days, and a ruling must be issued within five days following the hearing.