Adrian Peterson did not testify at his appeal hearing Tuesday and NFL executive Troy Vincent is scheduled to testify Thursday, according to two people familiar with the case.
Peterson gave a statement, said one person. Both people spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither side is discussing the case publicly.
Peterson left without comment after spending more than three hours at the hearing. 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. Peterson will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15.
Staring at the New York Jets' 2-10 record, no one is happy these days.
Not the players, not the people who root for them, and certainly not coach Rex Ryan.
"I'm embarrassed for myself, absolutely," Ryan said during a conference call. "It's an embarrassment. It's definitely embarrassing to me. I feel like I've let my owner down. I've let our fan base down."
After controlling the clock and the ground game for most of the night, the Jets made too many mistakes in the end to hold on in a 16-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Monday night in front of a nearly half-empty stadium.
Stadium cost grows
The cost of the new Atlanta Falcons stadium has climbed to $1.4 billion.
The initial cost of the retractable-roof facility, which will replace the Georgia Dome in 2017, was estimated at $1 billion. That was later raised to $1.2 billion.
Now, it's gone up again by $200 million. The final budget was approved by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. NFL ownership is expected to follow suit next week.
Austin still hospitalzed
Browns wide receiver Miles Austin will spend a third night in the hospital with a kidney injury sustained Sunday in Buffalo.
Austin was taken to Erie County Medical Center by ambulance following the 26-10 loss. The Browns say Austin, who has made several clutch catches for the club this season, is being kept for precautionary reasons. The team has not disclosed any other details of his injury.
Austin made seven catches for 86 yards against the Bills. His playing status remains unknown for this week.
Rice's 'one bad night'
Ray Rice says that an NFL team "would have to be willing to look deeper into who I am and realize that me and my wife had one bad night."
"I took full responsibility for everything that I did," the former Ravens running back told NBC's Today Show, "and the only thing I can hope for and wish for is a second chance."
An arbitrator threw out Rice's indefinite suspension on Friday, making him a free agent. But no franchise may be willing to sign the three-time Pro Bowl pick after seeing the in-elevator video of Rice striking his-then fiancee, who is now his wife.