According to Chris Mortensen at ESPN, Adrian Peterson could face a suspension in his child injury case regardless of a Texas court verdict. The league owners held a meeting last week, and among the many topics included punishment sans conviction, which they agreed was possible for the league to do.
In the case of Adrian Peterson, Mortensen reports that sources say this is another one of those cases, to go alongside Adam Pacman Jones, Ben Roethlisberger and Brandon Marshall.
This is because any facts established in a legal proceeding themselves can be used in regards to the personal conduct policy, regardless of the court’s final verdict—where the law and the NFL’s personal conduct policy do not need to coincide.
Adrian Peterson has admitted to nearly everything he is accused of outside of intent—so the facts of the case as it regards the NFL should not be difficult to establish.