Adrian Peterson Suspended Without Pay
Adrian Peterson may have avoided jail time after pleading “no contest” in a plea deal after being indicted on child abuse charges, but he was suspended from the NFL for the rest of the season, without pay. Peterson violated the league’s policy of conduct which calls for a six-game suspension for first offenses of assault, battery or domestic violence, reports ESPN.
The NFL made the announcement this morning after informing Peterson of the ruling via a letter from commissioner Roger Goodell. An excerpt from the letter reads as follows:
“You have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct. When indicted, you acknowledged what you did but said that you would not ‘eliminate whooping my kids’ and defended your conduct in numerous published text messages to the child’s mother. You also said that you felt ‘very confident with my actions because I know my intent.’ These comments raise the serious concern that you do not fully appreciate the seriousness of your conduct, or even worse, that you may feel free to engage in similar conduct in the future.”
The letter also states,
It is reported, Peterson will appeal the suspension immediately and may play this Sunday in a game against the Green Bay Packers.
In related news, Dwight Howard is under criminal investigation for child abuse after a medical examiner found that he beat his son with a belt buckle. Howard was investigated by the the Dept. of Children and Families in Florida (DCF) and they determined there wasn’t enough evidence of child abuse to go forward, however the incident occurred in Georgia. Georgia’s Cobb County PD allegedly asked the DCF for the case, but they “dragged their feet,” reports TMZ. After TMZ reported the medical examiner’s finding, Howard’s case has been reopened by Georgia authorities.
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