Adrian Peterson Reinstated by NFL After Child Abuse Scandal

Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson was reinstated by the NFL on Friday, April 17, following his suspension and child abuse scandal Tom Dahlin/Getty Images

Adrian Peterson is back on the field. The Minnesota Vikings player was reinstated by the NFL on Friday, April 17, following his 2014 child abuse scandal.

Peterson, 30, was indefinitely suspended without pay by the organization in November after he was accused of using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son. In December, the athlete's appeal was denied.

The NFL released a statement on Peterson's return late Thursday. "In a letter from Commissioner Roger Goodell, Peterson was informed that he is expected to fulfill his remaining obligations to the authorities in Minnesota and Texas," it read, "as well as the additional commitments Peterson made during his April 7 meeting with the commissioner regarding maintaining an ongoing program of counseling and treatment as recommended by medical advisors."

On hearing the news, Peterson flexed his muscles in an Instagram photo. "God's Undeniable WILL," he wrote.

Peterson may be thankful for his second chance, but it could be his last. The NFL made it known that if he violates the personal conduct policy again there's a chance he will never play another game in the league.

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