NFLPA files motion in federal court on Adrian Peterson

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The NFL and NFLPA are at odds again, and it has nothing to do with Tom Brady's recent suspension.

The players union announced Tuesday that they filed a motion in federal court related to Adrian Peterson. The NFLPA claims Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL have "deliberately ignored" the court's decision from eleven weeks ago.

"The delay tactics, inconsistencies and arbitrary decision making of the League has continued to hurt the rights of players, the credibility of the League office and the integrity of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. In the absence of any action by the NFL's governing board of owners, the players have acted to hold the NFL accountable to our players, the CBA and to the law," the press release said.

NFL responded to the NFLPA's press released on Tuesday:

"There is no basis for the union's action. The district court's decision on Adrian Peterson is on appeal to the Eighth Circuit. In the meantime, Mr. Peterson was reinstated more than a month ago and he may fully participate in team activities. The remaining disciplinary issue concerns the amount of 2014 pay to be forfeited by Mr. Peterson and that issue is presently before the Court of Appeals."

Peterson's suspension was overturned on Feb. 26 by U.S. District Judge David S. Doty. Peterson was initially placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List, and then officially reinstated by the league on April 17.

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