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Adrian Peterson reinstated by NFL

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Adrian Peterson has been reinstated after his suspension that began last November was overturned. Peterson is expected to fulfill his remaining obligations to the authorities and conduct ongoing counseling and treatment as recommended by medical advisers.

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The best running back in the NFL is now able to play football again.

The NFL announced Thursday that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated after his suspension was overturned. Peterson was advised today that effective tomorrow he is reinstated as an active NFL player and may participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings.

Peterson was suspended without pay last season for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy for using abusive discipline on his four-year-old son last May. Peterson pled no contest on November 4 in state court in Montgomery County, Texas to reckless assault of the child.

In a letter from Commissioner Roger Goodell, Peterson was informed that he is expected to fulfill his remaining obligations to the authorities in Minnesota and Texas, as well as the additional commitments Peterson made during his April 7 meeting with the commissioner regarding maintaining an ongoing program of counseling and treatment as recommended by medical advisers.

Peterson was also reminded that any further violation of the Personal Conduct Policy by Peterson would result in additional discipline, which could include suspension without pay or banishment from the NFL.