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Adrian Peterson will be suspended the entire year without pay

adrian petrsonThe NFL made an announcement today that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will not play the 2014 NFL season.

Albert Breer    @AlbertBreer
NFL announces Adrian Peterson is suspended without pay for the rest of the 2014 season.

Peterson pleaded no contest earlier this month to a charge of misdemeanor reckless assault for disciplining his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch. He will have three days to appeal the suspension.

Commissioner Roger Goodell ruled that Peterson, a star running back, would not be considered for reinstatement before April 15. He told Peterson in a letter that the timing would be determined by Peterson’s submitting to counseling and treatment.

Goodell told Peterson: “The difference in size and strength between you and the child is significant, and your actions clearly caused physical injury to the child. While an adult may have a number of options when confronted with abuse — to flee, to fight back, or to seek help from law enforcement — none of those options is realistically available to a four-year old child.”

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