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Adrian Peterson suspended without pay for 'at least' the rest of the 2014 football season

The NFL announced today that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended for "at least" the rest of the 2014 football season. In a letter to Peterson, commissioner Roger Goodell criticized Peterson, saying he had "shown no meaningful remorse for [his] conduct" in the wake of the child abuse indictment that saw Peterson benched in September.

"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," wrote Goodell. "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."

ESPN reports that Peterson is already planning to appeal the ruling. Earlier today, sources at NBC Sports reported that the Vikings are "ready to welcome him home" as soon as he's allowed to play.