NEW YORK (AP) – Adrian Peterson’s appeal hearing has ended after more than three hours.
Peterson did not comment as he departed Tuesday. His attorney, Jeffrey Kessler, says only that the hearing will continue Thursday.
The proceedings were held before longtime hearing officer Harold Henderson.
Peterson is seeking reinstatement after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for the rest of the season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
The former NFL MVP hasn’t played for the Minnesota Vikings since Week 1 after he was charged with child abuse in Texas. He was placed on paid leave while the legal process played out, and he pleaded no contest Nov. 4 to misdemeanor reckless assault for injuring his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.
Peterson will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15. The NFL Players Association called the punishment “unprecedented, arbitrary, and unlawful.” The union is arguing that Peterson should get credit for time served on the exempt list.