The NFL Players Association has officially filed the appeal on behalf of Adrian Peterson as he continues his attempt to fight the suspension handed down by the NFL this week.
Until Peterson’s appeal is resolved, he’ll continue to be paid his weekly game checks, just as he has been every week since he was placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List. As a result, it’s in Peterson’s interests for this appeal to take as long as possible, since he loses his paychecks once his suspension begins.
Realistically, there’s almost no possibility of Peterson winning his appeal. The Collective Bargaining Agreement gives NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell final say on disciplining players under the personal-conduct policy, and Goodell isn’t backing down.
But even if there’s little chance of success, the union is going to continue pressing the case that Peterson belongs back on the field.