NFLPA Asks Court To Hold Roger Goodell In Contempt In Adrian Peterson Case


MINNEAPOLIS — The players’ union has asked a federal court to hold the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell in contempt in the Adrian Peterson case.

The NFL Players Association said Tuesday that Goodell and the league “have deliberately ignored both the court’s decision from 11 weeks ago and our repeated requests to comply with that order.”

On Feb. 26, the NFL was ordered to change its decision to suspend Peterson indefinitely after he injured his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch last year in an attempt to apply discipline. He missed all but one game while on the commissioner’s exempt list.

Peterson’s suspension was lifted last month by Goodell, but the running back has not joined the Vikings. The union believes the NFL has violated the collective bargaining agreement reached in 2011.

Thumbnail photo via Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports Images

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