"I appreciate Rick and coach Zimmer coming down to see me today. We had a great dialogue and they were able to understand where I was coming from and concerns my family and I still have. We respect each other and hopefully the situation can pan out so that everyone involved is content."
The face-to-face meeting represented the first time Zimmer and Spielman had met with the former NFL MVP since he was placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List on Sept. 17. Peterson's wife, Ashley, joined the three men for a portion of the meeting.
The Vikings are free to release, trade or restructure Peterson's contract following last week's court ruling in the running back's favor. He still remains in NFL limbo, however. The NFL has returned Peterson to the exempt list and the league will appeal the ruling made Thursday by U.S. District Judge David S. Doty.