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NFL Defends Peterson's Abuse Suspension In 8th Circ.

Law360, New York (June 11, 2015, 6:45 PM EDT) -- The National Football League told the Eighth Circuit on Tuesday that running back Adrian Peterson’s 2014 suspension for allegedly abusing his child was proper, despite claims from the players union that the suspension violated the league’s collective bargaining agreement.

Peterson pled no contest to a charge of misdemeanor reckless assault in November after disciplining his son by hitting him with a switch, after which the NFL suspended him indefinitely on Nov. 18. He was reinstated into the NFL in April.

In Tuesday’s brief, the league backed...
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Case Information

Case Title

NFL Players Association v. National Football League, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 8th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3720 Labor/Management Relations

Date Filed

February 27, 2015


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