Ben Dogra, the agent who represents Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, was suspended and fined by the NFLPA today. Dogra’s punishment consists of a $200,000 fine and also prohibits him from obtaining certification to be a contract advisor in the NFL for at least the next three years.
[quote_box_center]”Based on verified information included in a thirty-eight (38) count disciplinary complaint, sworn testimony, and careful review of the evidence, CARD revoked Mr. Ben Dogra’s certification, with a right to re-apply to become a Contract Advisor after three years and a $200,000 fine.” – NFLPA[/quote_box_center]
The exact details for the reasoning of his punishment have not yet been released, but the NFLPA cites that Dogra tallied up 38 violations of the NFLPA Regulations Governing Contract Advisors. Dogra was being investigated back in May by the NFLPA for possible violations and this seems to be the result of their investigation.
It is not known at this time if Peterson will continue to be represented by Dogra or if he will move on and sign with another agency. It would also not come as a surprise to find out that a few texts featuring smiley face emojis were sent by Minnesota’s general manager Rick Spielman today after learning of the Dogra news.