Details on what exactly Peterson did and when he did it were not released, but he did apologize for the incident while hosting a charity event on Thursday. Despite the apology, he was also very confident that this setback will not affect people's opinion on his work ethic and dedication to the team and organization as a whole.
Peterson will be able to participate in offseason programs and preseason practices and games, but he will miss out on some tough matchups for his young team. That includes games against the Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, and Atlanta Falcons. He has started all 128 games since getting drafted by Arizona in 2011, as his 23 interceptions are tied for third-most in the NFL during that span.
The three-time All-Pro was recently called the best corner in the game by Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, as he is just the 13th player in NFL history to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first eight seasons. That streak will unfortunately come to an end with him being ineligible to participate in the game under the league's drug policy. The veteran has two years left on his contract with the Cardinals, and he can now only hope that his team is in a good spot when he returns nearly halfway through the season.