Reps for embattled NFL star Adrian Peterson are petitioning the league to have the Minnesota Vikings veteran running back immediately reinstating now that child abuse charges against him have been resolved.

Peterson pleaded no contest last week to misdemeanor charges related to the physical abuse of his young son. In now calling for his reinstatement, NFL Players Association reps sent a letter to top league officials noting that at the time he was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list the two sides agreed he would be immediately reinstated once his troubles reached legal resolution. As part of the plea deal he entered into, Peterson was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and serve 80 hours of community service.

If the league should refuse to allow Peterson to return, ESPN reports reps for him have the option of filing an expedited non-injury grievance that could have him back on the field in a matter of days.

Reportedly, the Vikings are willing to welcome the 29-year-old, former league MVP back with open arms. Word is team execs, coaches and players all want Peterson back with the organization. Peterson has spent his entire eight-year career with the Vikings and in 2012 came within just nine yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single-season record of 2,106 rushing yards.

As for the incident involving his son, Peterson has previously insisted he was only trying to discipline his son and in no way intended to harm him.

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