With Vikings running back Adrian Peterson closing in on a no-contest plea to misdemeanor assault charges, a quick decision on his playing status may not come from the NFL.
“We will review the court documents,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told PFT via email. “We cannot speculate on a timetable for a decision.”
Even if the league can’t speculate on a timetable, time remains of the essence. Peterson has missed eight games pending the resolution of the case. Some would say that’s enough of a punishment in light of the crime to which he will plead no contest later today.
Either way, a decision needs to come by next week, when the Vikings return from their bye. Failure to make a decision necessarily becomes a decision to extend his suspension.