Adrian Peterson will not be playing again this season.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello announced on Friday afternoon that Harold Henderson has denied Peterson’s appeal of the suspension without pay through at least the end of the 2014 season that was handed down by the league in November. Henderson, a former league official, was appointed to hear the appeal by Commissioner Roger Goodell.
“I conclude that the player has not demonstrated that the process and procedures surrounding his discipline were not fair and consistent,” Henderson said in a statement released by Aiello. “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 was suspended under the league’s personal conduct policy after spending most of the season getting paid to sit out while on the Commissioner’s Exempt list. Peterson’s suspension stems from felony charges that of reckless or negligent injury to a child that were filed in September after Peterson was accused of hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch.
Peterson pleaded no contest to a lesser misdemeanor charge on November 4 and was sentenced to perform 80 hours of community service and also fined $4,000.