Union files grievance vs. NFL in Peterson case 11 Nov 14

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance with the NFL to reinstate Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

The NFLPA cited Monday “explicit language in a signed agreement” from Sept. 18, when Peterson was placed on a special commissioner’s exempt list following his indictment on felony child abuse in Texas. He pleaded no contest Tuesday to a lesser charge of misdemeanor reckless assault.

The league began a review Thursday of his case under the personal conduct policy, but said Peterson would remain on paid leave until the process is completed.

The union, however, demanded Peterson be allowed to rejoin the Vikings immediately until any determination of any discipline.