(NEW YORK) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated on Friday following a months-long suspension for injuring his four-year-old son by using a tree branch to discipline him, the National Football League announced on Thursday.
In a letter from Commissioner Roger Goodell, Peterson was informed that he is expected to fulfill his remaining obligations to authorities in Minnesota and Texas, as well as the additional commitments Peterson made during his meeting with the commissioner on April 7, the NFL announced in a statement.
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 league’s Personal Conduct Policy.
Peterson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges in Texas and was suspended without pay last November, but stands to make more than $12 million this season.
The Vikings have said they have no plans to trade him even though his agent has said Peterson would like to play elsewhere.
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