Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s appeal of suspension for violating the National Football League’s personal conduct policy was denied on Friday, reports ESPN.
The appeal was heard last week by Harold Henderson, a former NFL executive. He was chosen by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to decide the final ruling.
Henderson stated that Peterson “has not demonstrated that the process and procedures surrounding his discipline were not fair and consistent. He was afforded all the protections and rights to which he is entitled, and I find no basis to vacate or reduce the discipline.”
Peterson hasn’t played for the Vikings since he was charge with child abuse — hitting his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch — back in September.
Goodell suspended Peterson indefinitely without pay for the remainder of the season and denied reinstatement before April 15, 2015.
It is now expected that Peterson will appeal the decision in federal court.