Sept. 12: Peterson is indicted in Texas for "reckless or negligent injury to a child" after disciplining his 4-year-old son with a switch.
Sept. 13: Peterson surrenders to Montgomery County, Texas, authorities.
Sept. 15: After sitting out one game, Peterson is reinstated by Vikings. But Radisson suspends its sponsorship of the team, saying it "takes this matter very seriously."
Sept. 17: Facing a revolt by corporate ad partners, Vikings place Peterson on the NFL's exempt/commissioner's permission list, allowing him to be paid while being away from all team activities.
Oct. 8: Texas judge sets tentative Dec. 1 trial date for Peterson, who through his attorney said he wants a quick resolution so he can get back on the field and go to work.
Oct. 9: Texas prosecutors file a motion seeking to revoke his bond and have him jailed after Peterson admitted to county employee before a urine test that he had smoked "a little weed." The motion was ultimately dropped as part of a plea agreement.
Nov. 4: Peterson enters a no contest plea, admitting no guilt to a misdemeanor child injury charge. Although largely ending the criminal case, his status with the NFL remained uncertain.
Nov. 10: The NFLPA files an expedited noninjury grievance seeking reinstatement of the All-Pro running back.
Nov. 14: Peterson skips a meeting with NFL officials; the running back subsequently accused the NFL of lying and adopting a "new process of discipline" in his case.
Nov. 18: The NFL announces that Peterson will be suspended for the rest of the season. The running back is appealing that decision.
Feb. 6: Peterson appears in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis as Judge David Doty hears Peterson's appeal, filed by the NFL Players Association, to overturn the suspension.
Thursday: Doty's 16-page decision overturns the NFL suspension and sends it back to the league. The league announces it will appeal to the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals, a process expected to take months.