Deadspin has reported that the NFL has placed Adrian Peterson on the Commissioner’s Exempt List.
“The Minnesota Vikings said Adrian Peterson would play in Sunday’s game against the Saints, but the team changed course Wednesday morning, placing the running back on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list.
Peterson won’t be around the team in any capacity, “allowing him to take care of his personal situation until the legal proceedings are resolved.” Here’s an excerpt from the Vikings’ statement:
This has been an ongoing and deliberate process since last Friday’s news. In conversations with the NFL over the last two days, the Vikings advised the League of the team’s decision to revisit the situation regarding Adrian Peterson. In response, the League informed the team of the option to place Adrian on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list, which will require that Adrian remain away from all team activities while allowing him to take care of his personal situation until the legal proceedings are resolved. After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian.”