As expected, arbitrator Shyam Das conducted a hearing on Monday regarding the effort to reinstate Vikings running back Adrian Peterson from the Commissioner-Exempt list. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the hearing was conducted and fully completed on Monday.
By rule, a decision must come by Saturday, November 22. The source says a ruling likely will come within two days.
If so, it will give Peterson an opportunity to practice with the Vikings in advance of Sunday’s game against the Packers.
Meanwhile, the NFL has taken no action against Peterson under the personal conduct policy. Multiple reports indicated that the league would be suspending Peterson on Monday as punishment for his no-contest plea on misdemeanor assault charges in Texas. The league’s failure to act invites speculation that the parties could be engaged in discussions aimed at resolving Peterson’s status.