NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson

The NFL has officially reinstated Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson, as of Friday, and removed him from the commissioner's exempt list. Peterson is allowed to return to all activities. "The Minnesota Vikings have been informed by the NFL that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated," the Viking ssaid in a statement. "We look forward to Adrian rejoining the Vikings." Peterson was placed on the list last season after he was suspended without pay Nov. 18 for the remainder of the 2014 NFL season for violating the NFL personal conduct policy following an incident of abusive discipline that he inflicted on his four-year-old son last May. Peterson pled no contest on November 4 in state court in Montgomery County, Texas to reckless assault of the child. In a letter from commissioner Roger Goodell, Peterson was informed that he is expected to fulfill his remaining obligations to the authorities in Minnesota and Texas, as well as the additional commitments Peterson made during his April 7 meeting with the commissioner regarding maintaining an ongoing program of counseling and treatment as recommended by medical advisors. 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 personal conduct policy or other NFL policies. Any further violation of the personal conduct policy by Peterson would result in additional discipline, which could include suspension without pay or banishment from the NFL. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun      
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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