AP sources: Peterson won't attend suspension appeal hearing Thursday; NFL exec will testify

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Two people familiar with the case say Adrian Peterson won't attend the conclusion of his suspension appeal hearing Thursday when NFL executive Troy Vincent is scheduled to testify.

Peterson gave a statement without testifying on Tuesday, according to one person. Another person said hearing officer Harold Henderson asked Vincent to testify after the NFL Players Association submitted an audio tape and a transcript of a conversation between Vincent and Peterson as evidence.

Both people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither side is discussing the case publicly.

According to one source, Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, told Peterson he would be credited with time served while he was on a special exempt list and receive a two-game suspension if he attended a disciplinary hearing Nov. 14 with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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