The NFL won an arbitration hearing regarding Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson as arbitrator Shyam Das ruled that the league can keep him on the commissioner's exempt list.
Peterson plans to file an appeal of his punishment, which stems from his no contest plea in a child abuse case where the NFL star admitted that he hit his four-year-old son with a wooden switch and inflicted injuries to his thighs, genitals, buttocks, hands and back.
Das ruled that Peterson "failed to establish on this record that the NFL violated either the letter agreement or the CBA."
The story said that Peterson will stay on the exempt list while he appeals the suspension - and the piece added this ruling pretty much ensures Peterson won't play again this season. At this point, it's looking like owners can safely drop Peterson. It's also very possible AP has played his last snap as a Viking. His keeper status is very much in question.