By Harry Allison
The discipliner evidently has had enough discipline.
The NFL has announced that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated effective Friday after he was suspended by the league in 2014 when he was charged in a child injury incident (he later reached a plea agreement) involving his four-year-old son and the use of a “switch” for discipline.
Here’s more from the league in a release:
“In a letter from Commissioner Roger Goodell, Peterson was informed that he is expected to fulfill his remaining obligations to the authorities in Minnesota and Texas, as well as the additional commitments Peterson made during his April 7 meeting with the commissioner regarding maintaining an ongoing program of counseling and treatment as recommended by medical advisors.“
Beyond the requirement to comply with his court obligations and plan of counseling, Peterson was reminded that his continuing participation in the NFL depends on his avoidance of any further conduct that violates the Personal Conduct Policy or other NFL policies. Any further violation of the Personal Conduct Policy by Peterson would result in additional discipline, which could include suspension without pay or banishment from the NFL.”
Now that he’s back in the league, the next question is what the Vikings will do with him going forward. But for now, he’s wearing purple and gold as of Friday.