The NFL announced today that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended for the remainder of the season after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanour count of reckless assault of a child.
The suspension will cost Peterson the remaining $US4.15 million of his $US11.75 million salary this season. However, despite not playing since the first game of the season, Peterson did receive his regular salary for the first 11 weeks of the season.
As a result, Peterson will still be the third highest-paid running back in the NFL this season, making $US7.85 million including both salary and bonuses paid this year according to Spotrac.com. That’s a lot of money for 21 carries, two catches, and no touchdowns.
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