NFLPA files lawsuit vs NFL in Peterson case

NFLPA files lawsuit vs NFL in Peterson case

The NFLPA files lawsuit vs. NFL in Adrian Peterson suspension case, this comes days after the NFL denied the appeal of Peterson to throw out his indefinite suspension. The Lawsuit was filed Monday morning.

Peterson claims NFL executives promised him a 2-game suspension in audio recording that ABC News obtained of a phone call between Troy Vincent and Peterson on Nov. 12. In the phone call it was said that Vincent tells Peterson would be reinstated after two games of suspension and would get credit for his time on the commissioner's exempt list.

Vincent has denied making promises to Peterson during the his appeal hearing.

In the lawsuit the union argues that the decision of arbitrator Harold Henderson was biased, unfair and contrary to the collective bargaining agreement.

"Mr. Vincent testified that he never promised a two-game suspension or the old policy would control, but rather encouraged Mr. Peterson to go through the process and all things will be considered," Henderson wrote in his decision. "He said,' I didn't promise Adrian anything. Never promised. Adrian needed to show up. Talk.""

Peterson was be placed on the Commissioners exempt list on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

On Nov. 18th the NFL announced that Peterson will be suspended for the rest of the season, in which he appealed.

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