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Former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson will not be back in uniform this year.  The NFL announced this morning that the Minnesota Vikings running back will be suspended without pay for the rest of the 2014 season. Peterson was suspended for hitting his son with a tree branch.  The league could extend that suspension when his reinstatement is considered in April of next year. 

According to a letter from Commissioner Roger Goodell to Peterson, that decision will be based on his participation in counseling.  He's expected to appeal the commissioner's ruling. 

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