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The NFL is deliberating whether to discipline Peterson before Monday's hearing for an expedited, non-injury grievance that the NFL Players Association filed, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports. Meanwhile, Peterson maitains he skipped a disciplinary hearing with the NFL on Friday because the "'hearing' was something new and inconsistent with the CBA," he further told ESPN.

Peterson appears stuck in a battle between the NFL and NFLPA about how the league can discipline players according to the league's new policy. Arbitrator Shyam Das is still scheduled to hear on Monday the NFLPA's grievance on whether Peterson should be reinstated while the league determines final discipline. It's not clear how Peterson missing Friday's meeting will impact the process. Hopefully we'll get a resolution on when he may return Monday, but the recent developments may only cause more delays to the process.

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Peterson refused to appear Friday at a scheduled disciplinary hearing with the NFL, ESPN.com reports.

The scheduled hearing was a different, more significant one than the conference call set for Monday, when Peterson's grievance relating to remaining on the commissioner's exempt list will be heard. The Friday meeting was the one that would have been for a disciplinary decision on Peterson's past and future. Peterson reportedly refused to attend Friday's league-scheduled hearing due to unanswered questions about the process, including the role of outside experts.

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Peterson's hearing for the expedited, non-injury grievance that the NFL Players Association filed will be Monday, Nov. 17, NBC Pro Football Talk reports.

He'll miss this week's game against Chicago as a result. Peterson reached a plea agreement Nov. 4 to resolve his criminal child abuse charges, pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault. The NFL said after the plea agreement that Peterson's case will now be reviewed for potential discipline under the league's personal conduct policy and will remain on the Commissioner's Exempt list, but the NFLPA argues he should be reinstated immediately while the NFL decides on further discipline and filed the grievance. It looks like we may get some clarity on Peterson's status for the rest of the season on Monday.

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The NFL Players Association has filed an expedited, non-injury grievance to remove Peterson from the Commissioner's Exempt list. Under the grievance the NFL and NFLPA are supposed to work in "good faith" to resolve the issue before the player's next game, Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports.

The NFLPA sent a letter to the NFL on Friday requesting Peterson's immediate reinstatement and they've increased the pressure after failing to get results they wanted. Peterson reached a plea agreement Tuesday to resolve his criminal child abuse charges, pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault. The NFL said after the plea agreement that Peterson's case will now be reviewed for potential discipline, under the league's personal conduct policy. However, the player's union feels that review will take too long and breaks a prior agreement since the NFL reportedly wants Peterson to submit evidence and for independent experts to review and make a recommendation. With the NFLPA's filing of the grievance we may know Peterson's status for the rest of the season later this week.

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The NFL Players Association sent a letter to the NFL on Friday, calling for Peterson's immediate reinstatement based on the agreement that placed him on the commissioner's exempt list in September, ESPN reports. "The big problem, one big problem, is that there is an internal battle with the Minnesota Vikings," Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports. "Some of their executives are divided on whether they want Adrian Paterson back immediately."

Peterson reached a plea agreement Tuesday to resolve his criminal child abuse charges, pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault. The NFL said after plea agreement that Peterson's case will now be reviewed for potential discipline under the league's personal conduct policy. However, the player's union feels that review will take too long with the NFL reportedly wanting Peterson to submit evidence and for independent experts to review it and make a recommendation. However, the player's union says Peterson should be eligible to play while under review like similar personal conduct cases. The one unknown is whether the Vikins ownership wants Peterson to play for the team again. Rapoport's report suggests that Peterson may suspended six games with some time credited for time served, which would mean he could return in December. However, the situation is in flux and we may know a better target early next week.

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Following a plea agreement reached Tuesday in which Peterson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault, the running back's situation is slated to be reviewed for potential discipline under the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to ESPN.com.

The report relays that pending the completion of the process, Peterson will remain on the commissioner's exempt list, adding that according to sources, it appears unlikely that the matter will be resolved before next week, at the earliest. Per NFL.com, in a statement released by the league, "as part of the process, the NFL has requested that Peterson submit relevant information regarding his case and meet with designated experts who will make recommendations for the Commissioner's consideration."

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Peterson (suspension) has reached a plea agreement in his trial for a felony charge of injury to a child and will not serve any jail time, ESPN reports.

Peterson will plead no contest to a lesser charge than the felony he's currently facing. Additionally, he'll reportedly plead no contest to one misdemeanor count of reckless assault. In doing so, Peterson is expected to avoid jail time, but his future with the Vikings is still yet to be determined. While the running back remains on the commissioner's exempt list, his legal situation being resolved could now result in punishment from the NFL. However, the NFL could also decide not to further suspend him and instead allow his current time missed to serve as enough discipline. As a result, Peterson's situation will be worthwhile to monitor in the coming days.

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Peterson and his representatives have been in ongoing talks to reach a plea deal in his trial for a felony charge of injury to a child and an agreement could be completed as early as Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Peterson was charged with felony charge of injury to a child on Sept. 12 and was placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list with the Vikings saying he wouldn't practice with the team or play in a game until his legal issues were resolved. If his legal issues are resolved next week, he'd then likely also face punishment from the NFL. However, it's possible the NFL could decide not to further suspend him and allow his current time missed as enough discipline. Previously Peterson's lawyer had said he had no plans to reach a plea deal, so the outlook for him playing this season have increased but it's not clear if a deal can be concluded quickly based on this report. If the case goes to trial, it seems unlikely that Peterson's case will be resolved before the 2014 season ends.

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A tentative date of Dec. 1 has been set for Peterson's trial on a felony charge of injury to a child. Peterson's lawyers are pushing for an expedited trial and Peterson's case might begin in November is another case falls off the docket, ESPN reports.

Peterson made his first Montgomery County, Texas court appearance as part of the proceedings, but did not enter a plea as none was requested. Peterson's lawyer said he had planned to plea not guilty if asked. The ESPN report also cited a source close to Peterson that he is not looking for a plea deal. With a trial set for November at the earliest and a plea deal looking unlikely, it's very unlikely Peterson will play again this season as the Vikings have said Peterson won't practice or play until his legal issues are resolved.

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Peterson's legal team is pushing for an expedited trial for his felony charge of injury to a child, NFL.com reports.However, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that the NFL will severely discipline Peterson even if he reaches a plea deal.

Peterson's next scheduled court hearing for his indictment on a felony charge of injury to a child is Oct. 8 and a trial date may be set at that time. A trial isn't expected to be scheduled for another nine months or so unless Montgomery County, Texas court agrees to move the trial date earlier. Even in that scenario, the ESPN report makes it sound like Peterson would still face an NFL suspension before he could return. The Vikings have said Peterson won't practice or play until his legal issues are resolved, and it looks unlikely they'll come to a conclusion before the end of the 2014 season.