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Minnesota Vikings take coward’s way out by reinstating Adrian Peterson: Jeff … – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com


Minnesota Vikings take coward's way out by reinstating Adrian Peterson: Jeff
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CORRECTS BYLINE – Minnesota Vikings general manger Rick Spielman talks with reporters about the decision to allow Adrian Peterson to play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, Monday in Eden Prairie, Minn. The Vikings had benched Peterson …

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 4:35 pm

Minnesota Vikings Continue Difficult Stretch In Schedule Against The Saints – CBS Local


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Minnesota Vikings Continue Difficult Stretch In Schedule Against The Saints
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The Minnesota Vikings had what many considered a murderer's row in the schedule that began in Week 2 and runs through Week 6. That difficult run continues in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome. The Vikings (1-1) are coming off a …
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 2:14 pm

More Adrian Peterson Accusations Surface – ESPN


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More Adrian Peterson Accusations Surface
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Adrian Peterson, already facing felony charges in Texas for child abuse, was accused in a previous incident involving another son who was 4 years old, KHOU-TV in Houston has reported. They are allegations the Minnesota Vikings running back's lawyer …

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 1:54 pm

Radisson Suspends Sponsorship Of Minnesota Vikings Over Adrian Peterson … – Forbes


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Radisson Suspends Sponsorship Of Minnesota Vikings Over Adrian Peterson
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When the Radisson hotel chain found out that the Minnesota Vikings decided to reinstate star running back Adrian Peterson after being indicted under a felony charge of beating his four year old son, it suspended its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings.
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 12:00 pm

Radisson hotel chain pulls out of Minnesota Vikings sponsorship deal – New York Daily News


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Radisson hotel chain pulls out of Minnesota Vikings sponsorship deal
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“Radisson is suspending its limited sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings while we evaluate the facts and circumstances,” stated the company, whose logo appeared alongside the team's logo during a press conference about the first accusation made against …

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 6:38 am

Radisson Suspends Minnesota Vikings Sponsorship After Adrian Peterson … – Huffington Post


Radisson Suspends Minnesota Vikings Sponsorship After Adrian Peterson
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MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — The Radisson hotel chain said Monday it's suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas. In a statement, Minnetonka-based Radisson, part of …

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 2:12 am

Adrian Peterson apologizes – ESPN


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Adrian Peterson apologizes
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was indicted by a grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child on Friday, apologized in a statement on Monday for "the hurt I have brought to my child" after …

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 2:06 am

Radisson Drops Vikings, For Now – ESPN


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Radisson Drops Vikings, For Now
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On Monday night, hours after its logo appeared on the banner behind Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman as he explained the team's decision to play running back Adrian Peterson in the near future, Radisson announced it was suspending its …

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 1:52 am

Full statement from Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson – USA TODAY


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Full statement from Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson
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Hours after the Minnesota Vikings announced he will return this week, star running back Adrian Peterson released a statement through his agent Monday afternoon regarding his indictment last week on charges he injured his son while disciplining him with

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 1:37 am

Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return – ESPN


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Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return
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The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that running back Adrian Peterson will return to practices and meetings this week and is expected to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Peterson was deactivated for the Vikings' Week 2 game against the …

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 4:04 pm

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NFL players union appeals Rice assault suspension (AFP)

New York (AFP) – The NFL Players Union appealed the indefinite suspension meted out to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice after video showed him punching his fiancee.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 2:44 am

Beer sponsor Anheuser-Busch reproaches NFL over domestic abuse (Reuters)

By Steve Ginsburg and Anjali Athavaley (Reuters) – Anheuser-Busch publicly chastised the National Football League on Tuesday for its handling of domestic violence cases, making the NFL’s official beer sponsor the first major advertiser to put pressure on America’s most popular sports league. In a brief but strongly worded statement, Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser and NFL official beer Bud Light, said it was “disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season. …

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 2:40 am

Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson (The Associated Press)

Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser’s dream. Now that he is facing a felony charge of child abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch, the Minnesota running back is in the middle of a firestorm, and several sponsors are starting to distance themselves while the controversy envelopes a league in crisis. In the wake of the Vikings’ decision to allow Peterson to play while the legal process plays out in Texas, the Radisson hotel chain has suspended its relationship with the Vikings. Special Olympics Minnesota, Castrol Motor Oil and Mylan Inc. severed ties with Peterson and Nike stores in the Twin Cities have stopped selling merchandise with his name on it.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 1:31 am

Anheuser-Busch, McDonald’s voice NFL disapproval (The Associated Press)

Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League’s recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising. Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday that it has spoken with the NFL about concerns related to recent incidents that are sparking outcry from fans, including an investigation into how long the NFL and its commissioner Roger Goodell knew about a video that shows Baltimore Raven Ray Rice beating his then-fiancee; McDonald’s, Visa and Campbell Soup Co. say they have also voiced similar concerns to the league. The statements come after Radisson hotels said Monday that it was pulling its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 11:05 pm

Sponsors nervy as league struggles with violence (AFP)

Los Angeles (AFP) – The National Football League faced a backlash from sponsors on Tuesday as it battled to stem negative headlines from a string of violent off-field incidents involving star players.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:48 pm

Broncos, Seahawks top AP Pro32 before rematch (The Associated Press)

The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos finished last season as the top two teams in the league. The Broncos moved to the top spot after holding off the Kansas City Chiefs 24-17 at home, and the Seahawks dropped to No. 2 after they lost to the Chargers 30-21. Seattle, which routed Denver in the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in February, and Cincinnati each got one first-place vote. Sunday’s rematch is at CenturyLink Field, where the Seahawks have won 18 of their past 19 including the playoffs.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:06 pm

Patriots’ defense faces the unknown in Carr (The Associated Press)

The New England Patriots’ defense is preparing for a bit of the unknown in Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr this Sunday. New England coaches have watched plays from his days at Fresno State. ”He’s an athletic guy back there,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said on a conference call Tuesday. Obviously the systems are different but from a skill standpoint, I think his skills are his skills and they’re pretty good.” The Raiders have lost both of their games – 19-14 on the road to the New York Jets and 30-14 last week at home to the Houston Texans.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 9:44 pm

Anheuser-Busch ‘disappointed’ in NFL (The Associated Press)

Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL’s biggest sponsors, says it isn’t happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 8:18 pm

Minnesota governor says Vikings’ Peterson should be sidelined (Reuters)

By Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) – The Minnesota Vikings should sideline running back Adrian Peterson until his child abuse case works its way through the courts, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said on Tuesday, criticizing the team’s decision to reactivate the NFL player. Peterson is accused of punishing his 4-year-old son in Texas last May by beating him with a tree branch, known as a switch. The incident is one of a series of domestic abuse cases that has rocked the National Football League. …

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 8:15 pm

Nike stops selling Peterson jerseys; Budweiser sends strong message to NFL (Shutdown Corner)

The Minnesota Vikings might be fine with Adrian Peterson playing football, but not everyone is fine with the Minnesota Vikings — or the NFL — right now. A day after Radisson hotel chain decided to suspend its limited sponsorship with the team following the decision to reactivate Peterson on Monday, an even bigger hammer blow came down from an industry giant also refusing to play ball, per the Associated Press. An eye-opening development: Nike stores in Twin Cities have pulled all Adrian Peterson merch from shelves. Nike. — Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) September 16, 2014 Peterson’s NFL gear is still available through the nike.com website, but the fact that you can’t go into one of the apparel giant’s stores and get the jersey of the franchise’s most popular (certainly before child abuse charges were brought against Peterson, and maybe even after) and recognized athlete is rather stunning. We’ve said all along through the NFL’s darkest week — plus a few days now — that the league will really start to realize there’s a problem when the dollars grow wings. We’re not there yet with all the major sponsors, but when the beer folks start issuing stern statements, such as Budweiser (via CNBC), it’s a shot across the league’s bow. BREAKING: Anheuser-Busch InBev releases statement on the NFL’s recent handling of off-the-field issues. pic.twitter.com/63B6me7gNV — Sports Biz (@CNBCSportsBiz) September 16, 2014 It’s clear now how far-reaching the NFL’s mishandling of its domestic-abuse issue is. When sponsors start walking, or even hedging, it’s never a good thing. The Vikings — who just so happen to be opening a sparkling, new, publicly funded stadium in two years — stood up Monday and spoke of how, through their extensive fact-gathering , they feel comfortable letting Peterson play. But a day later, companies whose dollars the Vikings and the NFL rely on are not quite as comfortable with the team’s reasoning for doing so. Others have spoken out, too. Vikings legend Fran Tarkenton told Fox News that he’s embarrassed the team is letting Peterson play. “These are serious accusations,” Tarkenton continued. “And the only way you’re going to get the attention of an NFL player is to take away his paycheck and take him off the field. This is way above winning or losing a football game. I strongly disagree with the notion of playing him this week.” Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton also issued a statement calling for Peterson’s immediate suspension: It is an awful situation. Yes, Mr. Peterson is entitled to due process and should be “innocent until proven guilty.” However, he is a public figure; and his actions, as described, are a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the State of Minnesota. Whipping a child to the extent of visible wounds, as has been alleged, should not be tolerated in our state. Therefore, I believe the team should suspend Mr. Peterson, until the accusations of child abuse have been resolved by the criminal justice system. However, I will not turn my back on the Vikings and their fans, as some have suggested. The Vikings belong to Minnesota – and in Minnesota. This has been the team’s only home; and our citizens, including myself, have been its most dedicated fans. It’s not just media and fans who are decrying the NFL’s actions and its teams’ actions of late. People with clout and connections to the teams and the sport have had enough. – - – - – - – Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm Related Video:

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 7:49 pm