The announcement, which came from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, means that the soonest the 29-year-old athlete could be reinstated would be April 15.
“You have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct. When indicted, you acknowledged what you did but said that you would not ‘eliminate whooping my kids’ and defended your conduct in numerous published text messages to the child’s mother. You also said that you felt ‘very confident with my actions because I know my intent.’ These comments raise the serious concern that you do not fully appreciate the seriousness of your conduct, or even worse, that you may feel free to engage in similar conduct in the future.” Roger wrote to Adrian in a letter (via USA Today).
In case you didn’t know, Adrian was charged with child abuse after spanking his son with a switch back in September, and has not been active for most of this NFL season as a result.