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NFL asks court to toss NFLPA's lawsuit for Peterson

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL has asked a federal court to reject the petition by the NFL Players Association on behalf of Adrian Peterson to have the star running back's suspension overturned.

Attorneys for the league, in filings Friday, wrote that U.S. labor law should prevent the court from handling a dispute already ruled on by the arbitrator for Peterson's appeal.

The NFL argued that the NFLPA's petition, filed on Dec. 15, amounted to "nothing more than a transparent effort to re-litigate all of the issues" decided on by arbitrator Harold Henderson.

The hearing is scheduled for Feb. 6 in front of U.S. District Judge David Doty.

The league suspended Peterson through at least April 15 for the child-abuse case he was involved in.

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