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The NFL players union on Thursday appealed the leagues suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case. [url=http://www.cheapwhitesoxjerseys.com/]Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic[/url] .In a letter to its player representatives and executive committee obtained by The Associated Press, the NFLPA called Commissioner Roger Goodells punishment unprecedented, arbitrary, and unlawful.The union also accused Troy Vincent, the NFLs executive vice-president of football operations, of telling Peterson that the games he missed on a special exempt list would count as time served toward a suspension.League officials declined comment to the AP.Goodell on Tuesday suspended Peterson without pay for the rest of the season and told him he will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15 for his violation of the NFL personal conduct policy. Peterson pleaded no contest Nov. 4 to misdemeanour reckless assault in Texas for injuries to his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.Peterson has said he intended no harm to his son, only discipline. The 2012 NFL MVP played just one game for the Minnesota Vikings this season and was paid part of his $11.75 million during the leave. He will keep the money accrued while on the exempt list. But the NFLs punishment now amounts to a 14-game ban, with six unpaid weeks. Thats the equivalent of a fine of more than $4.1 million.Goodell announced Aug. 28 tougher punishment for players involved with domestic violence. That action stemmed from a torrent of criticism for the initial leniency toward former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was caught on camera hitting his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious on an elevator in an Atlantic City casino. Rice was later suspended indefinitely and recently had his appeal heard by an arbitrator.According to the enhanced policy, first offences of assault, battery or domestic violence bring a six-game suspension.But the union is arguing that the new policy was enacted after the incident had already occurred and shouldnt be retroactively applied to Petersons conduct in May 2014.The union also claims the NFL is making up the process and punishment as it goes — a blatant violation of the CBA.___AP Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell contributed to this report.___AP NFL websites: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_RobMaaddi [url=http://www.cheapwhitesoxjerseys.com/]Wholesale White Sox Jerseys[/url] . -- Jonas Hiller is cautiously confident he has kicked his vertigo. [url=http://www.cheapwhitesoxjerseys.com/]Cheap White Sox Jerseys Authentic[/url] . 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It was Messis 91st match in Europes top club competition.Barcelonas Brazilian midfielder Rafihna unleashed a powerful shot from some 20 yards (meters) out. Despite being closely marked, Messi was able to get a foot to the ball and re-direct it past the helpless APOEL goalkeeper Urko Pardo.Messis teammates swarmed around him to congratulate the Argentina sttar on his achievement. [url=http://www.cheapwhitesoxjerseys.com/]Cheap Chicago White Sox Jerseys[/url]. He struck again in the 58th when a defence-splitting pass from Dani Alves put him through and Messis chip past Pardo bounced into the net off the post.Messi rounded off the scoring in the 87th minute of the Group F match, completing his 28th Barcelona hat trick and his fifth in the Champions League.Real Madrids Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 70 goals in the Champions League from its group stages onwards, gets his chance to catch up with Messis record when the defending champions face Basel away on Wednesday.Messis latest feat came three days after he became the Spanish leagues all-time scorer by netting a hat trick to give him 253 goals in the domestic competition, two more than former Athletic Bilbao great Telmo Zarra scored from 1940-55. 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