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NFL to reinstate Vikings RB Adrian Peterson on Friday

Adrian Peterson will again be a full-fledged member of the Minnesota Vikings on Friday.
Feb 6, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the U.S. District Courthouse with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson as the NFL Players Association's lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of Peterson is scheduled to reach federal court. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson will again be a full-fledged member of the Minnesota Vikings on Friday.

ID=23009655How long he remains with the the only NFL team he's ever known remains to be seen.

The NFL announced the star tailback will be reinstated Friday, two days after he was eligible to come off the commissioner's exempt list.

A statement released by the league read:

"Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was advised today that effective tomorrow he is reinstated as an active NFL player and may participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings.

"In a letter from Commissioner Roger Goodell, Peterson was informed that he is expected to fulfill his remaining obligations to the authorities in Minnesota and Texas, as well as the additional commitments Peterson made during his April 7 meeting with the commissioner regarding maintaining an ongoing program of counseling and treatment as recommended by medical advisors.

"Beyond the requirement to comply with his court obligations and plan of counseling, Peterson was reminded that his continuing participation in the NFL depends on his avoidance of any further conduct that violates the Personal Conduct Policy or other NFL policies. Any further violation of the Personal Conduct Policy by Peterson would result in additional discipline, which could include suspension without pay or banishment from the NFL.

"Peterson was suspended without pay last November 18 for the remainder of the 2014 NFL season for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy in an incident of abusive discipline that he inflicted on his four-year-old son last May. Peterson pled no contest on November 4 in state court in Montgomery County, Texas to reckless assault of the child."

Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, openly said at the league's spring meeting last month that his client would be prefer a fresh start outside of Minnesota.

Peterson played just one game in 2014, spending most of the year on the exempt list or suspended after pleading to a misdemeanor after he hit his son with a wooden switch.

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