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Discipline unlikely for Adrian Peterson after dismissal of charges

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Earlier this week, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson secured an important off-field victory, persuading a grand jury to not recommend formal charges of resisting arrest, stemming from a July incident in Houston.

Under the league’s personal conduct policy, the incident technically will trigger a review.  A source with knowledge of the situation explains that discipline is unlikely, based on the accounts and reports regarding the exoneration of Peterson.

The official language of the personal conduct policy provides Commissioner Roger Goodell with a wide range of discretion.  In the past, discipline has been imposed even in the absence of an arrest.

In Peterson’s case, this first incident most likely won’t result in punishment.  It could, however, make the Commissioner more inclined to take a careful look at Peterson if there ever is a second incident.

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8 Responses to “Discipline unlikely for Adrian Peterson after dismissal of charges”
  1. packhawk04 says: Nov 15, 2012 11:45 PM

    Nor should there be a punishment. Police got a little overzealous.

  2. lightcleric says: Nov 15, 2012 11:50 PM

    Gotta tip my hat to AP, handling this extremely well off the field and not letting it affect his production on the field.

  3. jimmylions says: Nov 15, 2012 11:56 PM

    I’d say the idea that the commissioner would even consider punishment, or factor this into anything else that should ever happen, is kinda silly.

    AP was the subject of some nitwits who had no idea that he would push back. I’m disappointed he’s not suing.

  4. straighcashhomie84 says: Nov 16, 2012 12:17 AM

    You don’t discipline AD. AD disciplines you

  5. csilojohnson says: Nov 16, 2012 6:23 AM

    If that happened to any of us we would be sitting in jail right now.

  6. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Nov 16, 2012 10:02 AM

    csilojohnson says:
    Nov 16, 2012 6:23 AM
    If that happened to any of us we would be sitting in jail right now
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    Your point is?

  7. dmvskins says: Nov 16, 2012 12:52 PM

    csilojohnson says:
    Nov 16, 2012 6:23 AM

    If that happened to any of us we would be sitting in jail right now
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    icecubeusedtobeangry says:
    Nov 16, 2012 10:02 AM

    Your point is?

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    He’s rich, I’m poor, life’s not fair.

  8. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Nov 16, 2012 2:18 PM

    While I honestly think he didn’t do anything wrong, it is “good to be king”. You are right, there is a double standard between the “haves” and the “have not’s”, but that is just the way the cookie crumbles…..and it’s never going to change.

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