NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the appeal hearing for the Minnesota Vikings running back has concluded for the day, according to a source involved in the proceedings. The proceedings will resume Thursday.
Rapoport added that third-party arbitrator Harold Henderson asked Peterson if he would like to speak and did for around 10 minutes. The 29-year-old runner was not called as a witness, and thus, did not testify.
At the request of Henderson, NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent will testify Thursday, NFL Media's Albert Breer reported, per a source briefed on the proceedings.
Two days later, the NFL Players Association appealed on Peterson's behalf, claiming the NFL did not act in a way consistent with the CBA's due process, per Rapoport.
Peterson will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15.