It was ruled later on Tuesday that the NFL can keep Peterson on the commissioner's exempt list while he appeals the suspension. This officially ends his season, unless he is removed from the list. Pas says Peterson will remain on the list until the appeal of the suspension is heard.
Peterson was placed on the exempt list on September 18th following his indictment on child abuse charges. He pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault charges on November 4th, which resolved the case. Peterson will not be considered for NFL reinstatement before April 15, 2015.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stated in a letter to Peterson that he does not "fully appreciate the seriousness" of his conduct. Goodell also stated that the Vikings running back has "shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct."
Peterson's 4-year old son suffered cuts and bruises to his thighs, back, and on one of his testicles. Goodell stated the injuries in his letter to the now suspended Adrian Peterson.