Adrian Peterson will have a hearing via conference call on Monday about possible reinstatement with the Minnesota Vikings.
The hearing will be handled by Shyam Das, an arbiter used by the NFL and NFLPA under the collective bargaining agreement reached in 2011.
The players' union demanded in a letter to the league that Peterson be allowed to rejoin the Vikings immediately until any discipline has been determined. But the NFL began a review of his case under the personal conduct policy, and said Peterson would remain on paid leave until the process is completed.
It also requested Peterson submit relevant information regarding his case and meet with designated experts who will make recommendations for discipline to Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Under the new CBA, a decision should be made within five days, so we should know Peterson's fate by Saturday, November 22. If he's reinstated, it's doubtful that he would return to play in Week 12 against the Packers without a full week of practice. The big question is whether the eight (paid) games he missed while dealing with his case in Texas count as a suspension. There has been some chatter that the league doesn't consider it to be, so perhaps a settlement will be reached. Our recommendation is to hold Peterson at least until an announcement is made next weekend.