Shyam Das, the arbitrator in the hearing over Adrian Peterson’s time on the Exempt/Commissioner’s List, has ruled in the NFL’s favor. This hearing determined whether or not the NFL violated a contractual agreement with Adrian Peterson when they didn’t take him off the exempt list; this has nothing to do with Adrian Peterson’s current appeal about his discipline, but entirely about the fact that the NFL didn’t take Adrian Peterson off of the exempt list when he pled no contest to an assault charge.
The arbitrator ruled that the NFL “failed to establish” the NFL violated the letter agreement or the CBA by keeping him on the list. This means that instead of being active while the appeals process for his suspension goes through, Peterson will not count towards the Vikings’ roster or be eligible to be activated on game day.
I suppose the wording of the signed letter did not match the NFLPA’s insistence that there was a clear violation of good faith.