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Players Association sues NFL over Adrian Peterson suspension

The NFL Players Association on Monday filed suit in federal court challenging an arbitrator's decision to uphold the league's suspension of running back Adrian Peterson.

Filed in the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, the suit argues that Peterson was retroactively punished under revisions to the NFL's personal conduct policy that league commissioner Roger Goodell announced in August. Last Friday, an arbitrator — who also happens to be a former league executive and current legal consultant — upheld the NFL's season-long ban of Peterson, who pleaded no contest last month to assault after beating his son.

Peterson's punishment is a "manifest injustice not only to this player but also to the process," NFLPA Executve Director DeMaurice Smith said Monday.