Report: Nike pulls Adrian Peterson merch from shelves in Twin Cities

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Following Adrian Peterson's indictment on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, Nike stores in the Twin Cities have pulled all merchandise relating to the Minnesota Vikings running back from their shelves, Jon Krawczynski of The Associated Press reports.

On Monday, Radisson Hotels announced that it would be suspending its sponsorship of the Vikings, citing its "long-standing commitment to the protection of children.''

Peterson was deactivated by the Vikings on Sunday, but is expected to rejoin the team this week. His case is currently being reviewed under the NFL's personal-conduct policy.

Feature photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports/Brace Hemmelgarn

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Radisson suspends Minnesota Vikings sponsorship

9:05 PM

MINNETONKA, Minn. - The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas.

In a statement Monday, Minnetonka-based Radisson said it ''takes this matter very seriously particularly in light of our long-standing commitment to the protection of children.''

Radisson says it's suspending its limited sponsorship of the Vikings ''while we evaluate the facts and circumstances.''

Radisson's sponsorship includes a press banner that is behind those speaking at Vikings news conferences.

Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. The running back says he was using a form of discipline his father used on him as a boy.

Messages left for Vikings spokesmen were not immediately returned Monday night.