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Peterson ruling could come by Wednesday

Minnesota Vikings v Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY - NOVEMBER 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up on the sideline prior to an NFL game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, November 24, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Heat turbulence from a nearby heater causes background distortions. (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)

Tom Dahlin

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.