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-- Source: Bills to Host Jets Monday Night in Detroit --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The New York Post reports an NFL source says that the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills will play at 7 PM ET Monday night at Detroit. CBS TV will televise the game in the New York and Buffalo areas.


-- Patriots Sign LeGarrette Blount; Release One --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN reports the New England Patriots have signed free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount to a two-year contract. The team also released DL Casey Walker.


-- Week #12 Premium Player Rankings Released! --
Wed Nov 19, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Source: Vikings Claim Ben Tate --
Wed Nov 19, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings claimed RB Ben Tate on waivers Wednesday from the Cleveland Browns, a league source said. In claiming Tate, the Vikings owe him $352,941 for 2014 in guaranteed base salary, plus another $46,875 for each game that he is on the 46-man game day roster. His 2015 salary is not guaranteed.


-- Week #12: The Market Debuts! --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Ruling: A.P. to Remain on Commissioner Exempt List --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Fox Sports reports RB Adrian Peterson has lost his grievance over his commissioner exempt-list status. He stays there for now. NBC Sports adds that means there’s no chance of Peterson being allowed to play pending the appeal of his suspension. Given that Peterson’s appeal will be heard by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the very man who just suspended him, it is extraordinarily unlikely that Peterson will play this year.


-- Steelers Release LeGarrette Blount --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Pittsburgh Steelers official website reports the Steelers have released RB LeGarrette Blount. “We believe the decision to release LeGarrette is in the best interest of the organization and wish him the best of luck,” Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said in a press release.


-- Browns Release Ben Tate --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cleveland Browns have waived RB Ben Tate. “With all the transactions we make while constructing our roster, it will always be our intent to do what is best for our football team,” GM Ray Farmer said. “This move is no different and we wish Ben the best going forward.” Tate averaged 3.1 yards per carry and scored four touchdowns in eight games with the Browns. Tate topped 100 yards rushing one time, in Week #5 against the Tennessee Titans.


-- NFL Suspends A.P. for at Least the Rest of 2014 Season; A.P. Appeals --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports RB Adrian Peterson was notified today that he has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 NFL season, and will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15, for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy in an incident of abusive discipline that he inflicted on his four-year-old son last May. Peterson pled no contest on November 4 in state court in Montgomery County, Texas to reckless assault of the child. In a letter to Peterson, Commissioner Roger Goodell said, “The timing of your potential reinstatement will be based on the results of the counseling and treatment program set forth in this decision. Under this two-step approach, the precise length of the suspension will depend on your actions. We are prepared to put in place a program that can help you to succeed, but no program can succeed without your genuine and continuing engagement. You must commit yourself to your counseling and rehabilitative effort, properly care for your children, and have no further violations of law or league policy.” Peterson immediately appealed the decision. The NFLPA made the following statement on RB Adrian Peterson's suspension: "The decision by the NFL to suspend RB Adrian Peterson is another example of the credibility gap that exists between the agreements they make and the actions they take. Since Adrian’s legal matter was adjudicated, the NFL has ignored their obligations and attempted to impose a new and arbitrary disciplinary proceeding. The facts are that Adrian has asked for a meeting with Roger Goodell, the discipline imposed is inconsistent and an NFL executive told Adrian that his time on the Commissioner’s list would be considered as time served. The NFLPA will appeal this suspension and will demand that a neutral arbitrator oversee the appeal. We call on the NFL Management Council to show our players and our sponsors leadership by committing to collective bargaining so a fair personal conduct policy can be implemented as quickly as possible."


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Tue Sep 2, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Jonas Gray Sits Friday Due to Tardiness --
Fri Nov 21, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray did not practice Friday because he wasn't at the team facility on time, according to sources.

-- A.P. Speaks! --
Fri Nov 21, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

USA Today reports suspended Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson wants to return to Minnesota and play, but knows he may be released, and is willing to move on and play elsewhere. He just wants to get back to football. "I would love to go back and play in Minnesota to get a feel and just see if my family still feels comfortable there," Peterson said. "But if there's word out that hey, they might release me, then so be it. I would feel good knowing that I've given everything I had in me."

-- T-Rich Set to Handle Third Down Duties --
Fri Nov 21, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Indianapolis Star reports Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (fibula - IR) had evolved this season into the team's third-down running back, handling the overwhelming majority of third-down snaps and contributing in a big way as both a runner and receiver. That role now presumably falls to RB Trent Richardson, who is hoping the expanded duties give him a chance to make a few more impact plays. "I think there's a better chance to make a lot more plays on third down," Richardson said Thursday. "There's a lot more plays to be made on third down that people don't expect from the running back." OC Pep Hamilton said backup RB Boom Herron will also be an option on third downs, but he acknowledged, "It's not (as if) we have a bunch of options."

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Fri Nov 21, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Jack Fields gets to the point why he Keeps Coming Back to be a premium subscriber after trying out other services. Patrons considering a subscription should check out what Jack has to say!

-- Source: Bills to Host Jets Monday Night in Detroit --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The New York Post reports an NFL source says that the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills will play at 7 PM ET Monday night at Detroit. CBS TV will televise the game in the New York and Buffalo areas.

-- Bills Won't Play in Buffalo This Sunday --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Buffalo Bills will eventually play the New York Jets, but that game won't happen in Buffalo on Sunday. With the city buried below an outrageous four feet of snow, NFL spokesman Michael Signora announced Thursday that the league is preparing to relocate the contest. "Due to public safety concerns in light of the ongoing weather emergency in Western New York, Sunday's Jets-Bills game will not be played in Buffalo," Signora said in a statement. "We are in the process of rescheduling and relocating the game as part of Week 12. We will provide additional information as soon as possible. We have been in contact with the public authorities and we realize the importance of all available public safety resources being available for the community at this difficult time. We are also in discussions with the team and the Red Cross on ways the NFL can support the community through this weather disaster."

-- Justin Blackmon Pleads No Contest --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Floirda Times-Union reports suspended Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon pleaded no contest today to one misdemeanor count of marijuana possession in Edmond, Okla., according to The Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Blackmon was present in court and told judge Diane Slayton he had recently completed a voluntary drug rehabilitation program. Blackmon, who has been suspended by the NFL since November 2013 for violating the substance abuse policy, was arrested during a July 23 traffic stop and police confiscated three grams of marijuana. According to the Oklahoman, the marijuana charge will be dropped to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct if Blackmon does not commit any crimes in the next six months. After the hearing, the media couldn’t find Blackmon for contact, but his attorney, Robert Gray, told the Oklahoman: “I don’t anticipate [Blackmon] will have any problems. He’s going back to training and hopefully looks forward to reinstatement.”

-- Bills/Jets Game Moved to Monday Night? --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Buffalo Bills coaches are preparing with the belief that the game against the Jets will be moved to Monday night in Detroit, Pittsburgh or Washington.

-- Josh Gordon a Little Sore, But... --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Chronicle-Telegram reports Browns HC Mike Pettine said WR Josh Gordon is a little sore today after his first practice of the season. He will get more reps today. "Maybe a little ahead of where we expected him to be," said Pettine.

-- Steelers to Ride LeVeon Bell Hard Moving Forward --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tribune-Review reports the Steelers don't plan on dipping into their backup plans anytime soon, especially after RB LeVeon Bell carried a career-high 33 times for 204 yards and a touchdown in the win Monday over the Titans. The Steelers are going to ride Bell as much as they can. “We will take all he can give,” OC Todd Haley said. “We will give all he can take.” Bell, 22, has given plenty in his second year, but can he give even more? “This is what I train for,” Bell said. “I was training in the summer to get the ball as many times as I need to. I didn't feel fatigued in the game. I was completely fine. As long as I work and train as I have, I think I will be fine.”

-- Ahmad Brooks Apoligizes to DL Coach --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks has apologized for lashing out at defensive line coach Jim Tomsula during Sunday's game against the Giants.

-- Weekly Fantasy Newsletters with Daily Releases! --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Saints Make Player Moves --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New Orleans Saints have released RB Brian Leonard and signed WR Jalen Saunders.

-- Ben Tate Drew Interest --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals both put in a waiver claim for RB Ben Tate earlier this week.

-- Bills Again Won't Practice Today --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports for the second straight day, the Buffalo Bills cannot and will not practice due to heavy snow in the area. A travel ban is still in effect in the Buffalo area. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo considers it "impractical" to play Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets as scheduled. "Everybody would love to see a Bills game go forward, but I think even more, everybody wants to make sure public safety comes first," Cuomo said at a news conference Thursday morning. "At this point in time, doing what we have to do with the driving ban and everything we just said -- staying off the roads -- would make a Bills game impractical. So if you ask me today, right now, my two cents would be it would be impractical to do the game because it could jeopardize public safety."

-- Zach Ertz's Role Won't Change Anytime Soon --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Daily News reports Eagles TE Zach Ertz sat down with his tight-end coaches, Ted Williams and Justin Peelle, in deep despair just a few weeks ago, Ertz said yesterday. Ertz's 30 catches for 430 yards and two touchdowns through 10 games aren't adding up to the breakthough year to stardom many observers predicted, the year Ertz expected of himself. In fact, Eagles HC Chip Kelly, asked yet again yesterday why Ertz isn't getting more snaps and catches, basically told reporters it's because 8-year veteran TE Brent Celek is still a better all-around player, and a better fit for Kelly's offense. "We have two very, very good tight ends . . . TE Brent Celek's doing a helluva job. It'd be very [unjust] if I told Brent he has to sit because I want to put someone else on the field. Brent's an outstanding blocker, I think he may be the best blocking tight end in the league. For what we do, I think he's a sure-handed receiver, he had a huge game against Carolina, had [116] yards receiving. I don't think it has anything to do with Zach. It has to really do with how well Brent's playing," Kelly said, as the Eagles began preparations for this weekend's visit from the Tennessee Titans. "I was beating myself up over it," Ertz said yesterday. The second-year tight end has played 50 percent of the offensive snaps this season, to Celek's 69 percent, and is the team's fourth-leading receiver. "I was really hard on myself. I wasn't playing. If I had one negative play, I kind of [pressed] on the next play. Obviously, in this league, that can kind of spiral out of control. Not to say that [it did spiral out of control], but it kind of affected me on and off the field. What I've learned, being in this league, is you can't take things personally. Obviously, I want to be on the field each and every play, but that's not what I can control."

-- Pettine Downplays Josh Gordon's Role This Week --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Cleveland Browns HC Mike Pettine mentioned research done on higher injury rates after layoff, 80 days no contact, etc. when discussing the impact WR Josh Gordon will have this week in his first game since last year.

-- Patriots Sign LeGarrette Blount; Release One --
Thu Nov 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN reports the New England Patriots have signed free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount to a two-year contract. The team also released DL Casey Walker.

-- Bills/Jets Game Could be Pushed Back --
Wed Nov 19, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports a series of snowstorms could delay Sunday’s game between the Jets and Bills in Buffalo. According to a league source, moving the 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff remains a possibility, with a potential window from Sunday night through Tuesday night. One factor favoring a delay would be the inability of the Bills to practice. Expecting the Bills to play with little or no preparation would create a dramatic, and possibly unprecedented, disadvantage. Of course, delaying the game until Tuesday would create a disadvantage for both teams in Week 13. The Bills host the Browns five days later. The Jets would have an extra day, since they face the Dolphins the next Monday night. No decisions have been made, and the developments of the next day or two will surely help shape the final plan.

-- Week #12 Premium Player Rankings Released! --
Wed Nov 19, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- LeGarrette Blount a Free Agent --
Wed Nov 19, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports RB LeGarrette Blount went unclaimed today after being waived on Tuesday. He is officially a free agent.

-- Latavius Murray to See Expanded Playing Time Thursday Night --
Wed Nov 19, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray is expected at the very least to split time with RB Darren McFadden in Thursday night's game against the Chiefs.

-- Source: Vikings Claim Ben Tate --
Wed Nov 19, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings claimed RB Ben Tate on waivers Wednesday from the Cleveland Browns, a league source said. In claiming Tate, the Vikings owe him $352,941 for 2014 in guaranteed base salary, plus another $46,875 for each game that he is on the 46-man game day roster. His 2015 salary is not guaranteed.

-- Shonn Greene's Court Case Continued to January 6th --
Wed Nov 19, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Nashville Tennessean reports Titans RB Shonn Greene's court case for multiple traffic violations has been continued until January 6, according to a court clerk in Williamson County. Greene was arrested on October 24 in Franklin, Tenn., and charged with a handicap parking violation, driving on a revoked/suspended license, reckless driving and resisting stop/halt/frisk. Greene's attorney was granted a continuance in General Sessions Court, and the sixth-year pro now has an appearance date set for 9 a.m. on January 6. The Titans play their final game of the season on December 28 against the Colts.

-- Big Snowstorm Forecasted for Buffalo on Sunday --
Wed Nov 19, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Buffalo Bills host the New York Jets this week in a game scheduled for 1 PM ET Sunday despite a weather forecast of seven feet of snow expected in Buffalo.

-- Jonas Gray Tops 200 Rushing Yards on Elias Sports Bureau Change --
Wed Nov 19, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports two days after the fact, New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray's breakout performance in Sunday night's 42-20 win against the Indianapolis Colts got a little bit better. The NFL and Elias Sports Bureau made an official change to Gray's rushing total for Sunday night, giving him 37 carries for 201 yards instead of 38 carries for 199 yards. In the fourth quarter on third-and-2 with 10:31 remaining, Gray had a carry that went for negative-2 yards, but there was a penalty that was enforced on the play. The Colts were offsides, but the accepted penalty was a personal foul facemask on Colts LB Erik Walden. With that play now having been nullified, Gray gets those 2 yards back (and finishes with zero negative rushes). Gray also finished the game with four touchdowns, a Patriots regular-season franchise record. He also now becomes the third running back in Patriots history to rush for 200-plus yards in a game.

-- Broncos Not Interested in Tate or Blount --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Post reports the Broncos have no interest in free-agents RB Ben Tate and RB LeGarrette Blount.

-- Week #12: The Market Debuts! --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Tuesday - 11/18/2014: Premium Weekly Fantasy Newsletter subscribers take note. Your wait is OVER! The most important portion of the newsletter has been released for your viewing pleasure. The Market is back! FFMastermind.com's Michael Nazarek ranked the following potential free agents in tonight' Market release: 14 QBs, 20 RBs, 22 WRs, 14 TEs, 10 PKs, and 5 Team Defenses. In-depth player analysis was included with each player ranked. In addition, Nazarek provided 21 trading and free-agent tips for fantasy owners. Log into your premium account to check it out now!

-- Jeromey Clary Won't play in 2014 --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Diego Chargers will not activate OG Jeromey Clary (hip surgery) from the reserve PUP list, ending his season.

-- Saints IR Rafael Bush; Make Other Player Moves --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New Orleans Saints have placed S Rafael Bush (broken leg) in injured reserve, and waived RB Edwin Baker. The team also signed LB Moise Fokou, DB Terrence Frederick and DB Pierre Warren.

-- Bears Make Player Moves --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Chicago Bears have signed WR Marc Mariani to a two-year contract, and waived S Ahmad Dixon.

-- Ruling: A.P. to Remain on Commissioner Exempt List --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Fox Sports reports RB Adrian Peterson has lost his grievance over his commissioner exempt-list status. He stays there for now. NBC Sports adds that means there’s no chance of Peterson being allowed to play pending the appeal of his suspension. Given that Peterson’s appeal will be heard by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the very man who just suspended him, it is extraordinarily unlikely that Peterson will play this year.

-- Greg Hardy Unlikely to Play Again in 2014 --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Carolina Panthers HC Ron Rivera has all but given up on the idea of DE Greg Hardy being reinstated after the NFL's decision Tuesday to suspend Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the rest of the season. "Probably," Rivera said Tuesday when asked if Hardy's return from the commissioner's exempt list now was a dead issue.

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-- Saints IR Brandin Cooks --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN reports the New Orleans Saints have placed rookie WR Brandin Cooks (wrist) on injured reserve, ending his season.

-- Cardinals IR Troy Niklas; Sign One --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Arizona Cardinals have placed TE Troy Niklas (ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season. The team also signed TE Matthew Mulligan.

-- Steelers Promote RB; Not Interested in Ben Tate --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Post Gazette reports the Steelers have promoted RB Josh Harris from the practice squad. They have no interest in free-agent RB Ben Tate.

-- Colts IR Ahmad Bradshaw; Make Other Player Moves --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Indianapolis Colts have placed RB Ahmad Bradshaw (left leg) on injured reserve, ending his season. The team also signed TE Weslye Saunders and waived LB Victor Butler.

-- Steelers Release LeGarrette Blount --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Pittsburgh Steelers official website reports the Steelers have released RB LeGarrette Blount. “We believe the decision to release LeGarrette is in the best interest of the organization and wish him the best of luck,” Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said in a press release.

-- Eagles IR Earl Wolff; Re-Sign One --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Philadelphia Eagles have placed S Earl Wolff (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season. The team also re-signed CB Roc Carmichael.

-- Panthers IR Nate Chandler; Activate Mike Tolbert --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have placed OT Nate Chandler (knee) in injured reserve, ending his season. The team also activated RB Mike Tolbert (leg) from injured reserve designated for return.

-- Panthers Release Jason Avant --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports the Carolina Panthers have waived WR Jason Avant.

-- Check Out The FFMastermind Edge Podcast TONIGHT! --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Our weekly podcast, The Fantasy Football Mastermind Edge, returns once again TONIGHT at 11 PM ET! Tune in to catch host Michael Nazarek and co-host Chris Rito offer a preview of Week #12 along with select Picks to Click/Flick for your fantasy starting lineup. Rito will also offer his one-hit wonders at kicker and defense. The guys will also cover all the latest player injuries and NFL news. Tune in and check it out!

-- Source: A.P. Could Play While Appealing Suspension --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Ed Werder reports a source says it is very possible that Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson returns to the field this weekend while appealing his suspension.

-- Colts Sign Josh Cribbs --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports the Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent RB/KR Josh Cribbs.

-- Colts Not Interested in Ray Rice --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Indianapolis Colts would have no interest in RB Ray Rice if he is reinstated to the NFL.

-- Browns Release Ben Tate --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cleveland Browns have waived RB Ben Tate. “With all the transactions we make while constructing our roster, it will always be our intent to do what is best for our football team,” GM Ray Farmer said. “This move is no different and we wish Ben the best going forward.” Tate averaged 3.1 yards per carry and scored four touchdowns in eight games with the Browns. Tate topped 100 yards rushing one time, in Week #5 against the Tennessee Titans.

-- NFL Suspends A.P. for at Least the Rest of 2014 Season; A.P. Appeals --
Tue Nov 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports RB Adrian Peterson was notified today that he has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 NFL season, and will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15, for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy in an incident of abusive discipline that he inflicted on his four-year-old son last May. Peterson pled no contest on November 4 in state court in Montgomery County, Texas to reckless assault of the child. In a letter to Peterson, Commissioner Roger Goodell said, “The timing of your potential reinstatement will be based on the results of the counseling and treatment program set forth in this decision. Under this two-step approach, the precise length of the suspension will depend on your actions. We are prepared to put in place a program that can help you to succeed, but no program can succeed without your genuine and continuing engagement. You must commit yourself to your counseling and rehabilitative effort, properly care for your children, and have no further violations of law or league policy.” Peterson immediately appealed the decision. The NFLPA made the following statement on RB Adrian Peterson's suspension: "The decision by the NFL to suspend RB Adrian Peterson is another example of the credibility gap that exists between the agreements they make and the actions they take. Since Adrian’s legal matter was adjudicated, the NFL has ignored their obligations and attempted to impose a new and arbitrary disciplinary proceeding. The facts are that Adrian has asked for a meeting with Roger Goodell, the discipline imposed is inconsistent and an NFL executive told Adrian that his time on the Commissioner’s list would be considered as time served. The NFLPA will appeal this suspension and will demand that a neutral arbitrator oversee the appeal. We call on the NFL Management Council to show our players and our sponsors leadership by committing to collective bargaining so a fair personal conduct policy can be implemented as quickly as possible."

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