Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended by the National Football League (NFL) without pay until at least the end of the season.
Peterson was investigated earlier this year after it was found that he had abused his children while punishing them, including using a switch to hit them.
Many were hoping that Peterson would be able to play again by the end of the year, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell finalized the season-ending decision in November. Goodell stated in a letter to Adrian Peterson that the reason for the suspension is that Peterson showed little to no remorse for his actions and had indicated he might do it again in the future.
Peterson was suspended with pay until this decision, which will cause him to miss six games worth of pay.
Peterson can be reconsidered for reinstatement on April 15, 2015.