NEW YORK (AP) - The first day of Adrian Peterson's appeal hearing has ended after more than three hours. The Minnesota running back did not comment as he departed, while his attorney, Jeffrey Kessler, said only that the hearing will continue Thursday. The proceedings were held before longtime hearing officer Harold Henderson.

Peterson is seeking reinstatement after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for the rest of the season for violating the league's personal conduct policy. The former NFL MVP hasn't played for the Vikings since Week 1 after he was charged with child abuse in Texas. He was placed on paid leave while the legal process played out, and he pleaded no contest Nov. 4 to misdemeanor reckless assault for injuring his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.