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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was notified on Thursday that he will be reinstated to the league as an active player effective Friday.
He will then be allowed to participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings.
Peterson pled no contest in November in a Montgomery County, Texas court to reckless assault of a child after an incident of abusive discipline that he inflicted on his four-year-old son.
Peterson was suspended without pay last November for the remained of the 2014 season for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.
According to the league, commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to Peterson stating that he must continue to fulfill his obligations to the authorities in Minnesota and Texas. He must also keep the commitments he made to the commissioner regarding ongoing counseling and treatment.
“Beyond the requirement to comply with his court obligations and plan of counseling, Peterson was reminded that his continuing participation in the NFL depends on his avoidance of any further conduct that violates the Personal Conduct Policy or other NFL policies,” a league statement reads.
“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.”
Peterson’s agent has stated his client’s desire to play outside of Minnesota next season. The Vikings are adamant that they want their star running back to return in 2015 and are not looking to trade him.
Peterson is three years into a six-year, $96 million contract extension. He is due $12.75 million in salary next season.
Any trade would likely involve picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, which gets underway in Chicago on April 30.
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