Arbitrator Denies Adrian Peterson’s Appeal, Agrees With NFL That AP Showed Little Remorse
Bad news for Adrian Peterson, and for those of you who have been stashing Adrian Peterson on your fantasy team for weeks, hoping that he'd return for a last-week playoff push: The NFLPA's appeal of his indefinite suspension has been denied by arbitrator Harold Henderson, despite hints that the ruling might go AP's way over the last few weeks.
Here's the conclusion:
Harold Henderson also echoed Roger Goodell's stating Adrian Peterson showed little remorse pic.twitter.com/CnfzSwWIS6
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 12, 2014
Peterson's lack of remorse has been a consistent talking point for the NFL since the suspension was first handed down. In fact, there have been signs over the years that AP shows a lack of empathy for people, if not outright sadistic tendencies. It's a trait that has served him well on the football field -- you can't feel bad for people you run over on the way to the endzone -- but now has cost him nearly the entire 2014 season, if not more. He can apply for reinstatement in April 2015.
Now, it's another question entirely whether or not the NFL should be the ones deciding what the appropriate level of visible sadness is. Would tears have helped his case? How about cries of anguish? Or should he have slowly shaken his head more?
The fight is not over, however:
NFLPA statement on ruling in Adrian Peterson appeal. pic.twitter.com/gSMfjKUlNT
— FOX Sports Live (@FOXSportsLive) December 12, 2014
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