npr.org – The National Football League has suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the remainder of the 2014 season. Commissioner Roger Goodell informed Peterson of his suspension in a letter made public on Tuesday. If you remember, Peterson avoided jail time by pleading no contest in a child abuse case. The NFL star was accused of using a wooden switch to hit his 4-year-old son. In his letter, Goodell said Peterson would be allowed to return to the field after he successfully completes a counseling and treatment program.