Adrian Peterson timeline

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The NFL announced Thursday that Adrian Peterson will be reinstated effective Friday as an active NFL player and may participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings. Peterson was placed on the Exempt/Commissioner Permission List on September 17 of 2014, and was officially eligible to come off the list on Wednesday.

Below is a timeline of the events surrounding Peterson:

May 18, 2014: Peterson allegedly disciplined his 4-year-old son with a switch

September 11: Peterson indicted by grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child

September 12: Vikings deactivate Peterson from Sunday's game vs Patriots

September 13: Peterson taken into custody, released on bond

September 15: Vikings announce Peterson expected to play in Week 3

September 17: Vikings place Peterson on Exempt/Commissioner Permission List

October 8: Peterson pleaded not guilty to child abuse charges

November 4: Peterson pleads no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault charges

November 6: NFL rejects request from Peterson for immediate reinstatement following his plea deal

November 10: NFLPA files grievance to have Peterson removed from Commissioner's Exempt List

November 18: NFL suspends Peterson without pay for at least remainder of 2014 season

November 18: Independent arbitrator Shyam Das rules NFL can keep Adrian Peterson on Commissioner's Exempt List

November 20: Peterson appeals his season-long suspension

December 2 & 4: Peterson's appeals hearing

December 12: Appeals officer Harold Henderson denies Peterson's appeal and upholds suspension

December 13: In ESPN interview, Peterson expresses disappointment and says he has "considered retiring from the NFL"

December 15: NFLPA files federal lawsuit on behalf of Peterson

February 26, 2015: Judge Doty overturns Adrian Peterson suspension

April 7: Peterson meets with Commissioner Goodell in New York

April 16: Peterson reinstated by the NFL effective April 17

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