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Vikings, Nike Suspend Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings and Nike have finally caught on to the fact that being associated with a man who’s admitted to violently beating his son isn’t a good idea. The sports company announced Wednesday that it’s suspended its contract with Adrian Peterson. A few hours earlier, the Vikings put him on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list. That means he is suspended indefinitely from all team activities. The Vikings had previously reinstated Peterson after he sat out Sunday’s game following his Friday indictment on charges of child abuse. “After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian,” according to a statement from the team. Peterson is accused of reckless or negligent injury to a child, after he allegedly used a switch, or tree branch, to spank his son.