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Radisson Hotels suspends their partnership with the Vikings

In light of Adrian Peterson’s child abuse case, Radisson Hotels announced in a statement that they were suspending their partnership with the Vikings.

“Radisson takes this matter very seriously particularly in light of our long-standing commitment to the protection of children. We are closely following the situation and effective immediately, Radisson is suspending its limited sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings while we evaluate the facts and circumstances.”
I’m sure Radisson wasn’t happy that the Vikings are letting Peterson practice and play this week.

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Vikings knew about Adrian Peterson allegedly beating his other son

News broke earlier on Monday that Adrian Peterson allegedly beat another one of his son’s last year.
According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the Vikings know about this other incident and the authorities took no action at the time.
Adrian Peterson’s lawyer Rusty Hardin tells me the latest accusations were made over a year ago. “No action was taken.” More coming.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2014

Lawyer Rusty Hardin on recent charge: “There was an adult witness in the car & she flatly denied that Adrian caused any injury to the boy”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2014

#Vikings say during their research, “We were made aware of an allegation from 2013 in which authorities took no action against Adrian.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2014

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The Minnesota Vikings lose a Corporate Sponsor after reinstating Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings became the first NFL team to see a corporate sponsor suspend their dealings with a franchise. Monday night Radisson Hotels announced they were placing a hold on their sponsorship deal with the Vikings, while they continue to watch how the Adrian Peterson child abuse case unfolds. With the announcement, the question has started to be asked, with the first corporate sponsor to take a step back from the National Football League and one of its teams, will more soon follow?
As Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman announced the team was reinstating Adrian Peterson Monday afternoon, the Radisson Hotel logo is seen in the background. Not happy with the issue this created, the corporation suspended their sponsorship of the Vikings Monday night.
The Radisson Hotel chain has their corporate offices in Minnetonka, just eight miles west of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In making their announcement, the company said this in a statement regarding Adrian Peterson and their dealings with the team an

Radisson Hotel Withdraws Its Sponsorship Of The Minnesota Vikings To Monitor Adrian Peterson Situation

The Radisson hotel chain has announced that it will be ending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings, at least until more facts are made available. The hotel is currently evaluating the events which led to Adrian Peterson’s deactivation and subsequent reinstatement with the Vikings.
Peterson was arrested on Friday for reckless or negligent injury to a child.
The Radisson hotel chain announced Monday night it was “suspending its limited sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings while we evaluate the facts and circumstances.”
Said the hotel in a statement issued on the website of its parent company, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group: “Radisson takes this matter very seriously particularly in light of our long-standing commitment to the protection of children.”
The suspension of the company’s sponsorship is “effective immediately,” Radisson said.
And while this could be a blip on the radar as another report was released on Monday indicates that Peterson may have hit another one of his kids, thi…

Radisson Suspends Vikings Sponsorship In Light Of Adrian Peterson Case

MINNETONKA, Minn. — 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 the family owned hospitality and travel company Carlson, said it “takes this matter very seriously particularly in light of our long-standing commitment to the protection of children.” “We are closely following the situation and effective immediately, Radisson is suspending its limited sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings while we evaluate the facts and circumstances,” the company’s statement read. Radisson’s sponsorship includes a press banner that is behind those speaking at Vikings news conferences. On Monday, the banner was behind Vikings general manager Rick Spielman as he discussed the team’s decision to reinstate Peterson after benching him for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch …

VikingsMessageBoard.com Shuts Itself Down Over Vikings’ Decision To Reinstate Adrian Peterson

Today, the Minnesota Vikings announced that they would be reinstating Adrian Peterson, only a few days after they had deactivated Peterson for Sunday’s contest against the Patriots due to reports of Peterson allegedly beating one of his kids with a switch.
The sudden reinstatement raised some eyebrows but for one group of Vikings’ fan forum, the decision to allow Peterson back into the Vikings locker room was the last straw. VikingsMessageBoard.com has shut down permanently and they’ve cited the Vikings’ handling of the Peterson case as the reason why:
Vikings Message Board has been shut down permanently. It will not return. There are two primary reasons.
1. The Vikings cowardly decision to reinstate a child abuser and think that an apology will make this blow over. We will not stand for this arrogance and we will no longer be the home of any support of the Vikings. We stand for those who cannot defend themselves.
2. We will not give a voice to those who think child abuse is “cultu…

Report: Adrian Peterson Allegedly Beat Another Son, Left Facial Scar

The Adrian Peterson story is somehow getting worse.
The Minnesota Vikings running back is now being investigated in a separate and second child abuse case, as KHOU 11 in Houston is reporting that he beat another one of his sons.
#KHOU #ITEAM Adrian Peterson investigated for another abuse accusation involving another one of his sons. More at 6! http://t.co/dH4tad2ovk— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) September 15, 2014
KHOU obtained text messages between Peterson and the mother of the four-year-old boy, who is not the same mother involved in the other case, explaining what happened. In the messages, Peterson initially said that the 4-year-old hit his head on his car seat before admitting that he beat him when questioned by the mother.
Peterson reportedly said his son received the beating because he swore at his sibling. Although he didn’t say what he hit his son with, the beating was severe enough that it left a scar on the boy’s forehead.
The latest incident allegedly occurred in June w…

Will Adrian Peterson be the NFL’s guinea pig now that they dropped the ball with Ray Rice?

According to TMZ Sports, The NFL contacted Texas prosecutors Monday, asking for all available information on the Adrian Peterson child abuse case. An official from the Montgomery County D.A.’s Office tells us … prosecutors only turned over what they have already made public. We’re told the NFL is not entitled to the case file since […]
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Report: Vikings Players Were not Informed of Peterson Reinstatement

According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Minnesota Vikings players were not informed of the team reinstating running back Adrian Peterson, who was deactivated this past weekend after being arrested on child abuse charges.
Jerome Felton said he found out on Twitter that Adrian Peterson had been reinstated. Nobody informed the team. #Vikings
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 15, 2014

The fact that certain members of the Vikings team had to find out about Peterson’s reinstatement on social media is beyond ridiculous. As much as the media wants to chime in on this, the deciseion to reinstate Peterson was an in-house one. And the Vikings should have broached the subject with every single player on the team.
Who is to say that certain member of the Vikings are not digusted by Peterson’s actions, while others might support that way of discipline. The split we have seen around the football world since this story broke on Friday is real. If that’s an indication of the difference of opinion within the

Adrian Peterson Releases Statement: ‘I Am, Without A Doubt, Not A Child Abuser’

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a statement Monday afternoon, saying he’s “without a doubt, not a child abuser,” and apologizing for causing harm to his son. Peterson was deactivated by the Vikings for Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots after he was indicted on child abuse charges Friday for allegedly beating his 4-year-old son with a tree branch. Minnesota reactivated him Monday, however, and Peterson is expected to rejoin to the team this week and play in Week 3 when the Vikings take on the New Orleans Saints. Check out Peterson’s full statement below, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter. My attorney has asked me not to discuss the facts of my pending case. I hope you can respect that request and help me honor it. I very much want the public to hear from me but I understand that it is not appropriate to talk about the facts in detail at this time. Nevertheless, I want everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child. I never wan…

Adrian Peterson: ‘I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser’

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was deactivated for the team’s Week 2 game after an arrest early Saturday morning on child abuse charges, released a statement about the situation. In the statement, Peterson claims that he is not a child abuser and that his goal is always to teach his son right from wrong. ESPN’s Adam Schefter posted the entire statement, which we will provide below. My attorney has asked me not to discuss the facts of my pending case. I hope you can respect that request and help me honor it. I very much want the public to hear from me but I understand that it is not appropriate to talk about the facts in detail at this time. Nevertheless, I want everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child. I never wanted to be a distraction to the Vikings organization, the Minnesota community or to my teammates. I never imagined being in a position where the world is judging my parenting skills or calling me a child abuser because of the disciplin

Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return to team, play in Week 3

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that RB Adrian Peterson will return to the team this week and will be allowed to play in their Week 4 matchup. Here’s the statement from Vikings Owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf: Today’s decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration. As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday’s game, this is clearly a very important issue. On Friday, we felt it was in the best interests of the organization to step back, evaluate the situation, and not rush to judgment given the seriousness of this matter. At that time, we made the decision that we felt was best for the Vikings and all parties involved. To be clear, we take very seriously any matter that involves the welfare of a child. At this time, however, we believe this is a matter of due process and we should allow the legal system to proceed so we can come to the most effective conclusions and then determine the appropriate course of action. This is a diffic…

Report: Vikings may try to trade Adrian Peterson

Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post reported late Sunday evening that the Minnesota Vikings may look to trade running back Adrian Peterson should the details of his child abuse case worsen. Hubbuch had this to say in the report. All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson could be on the trading block if even uglier details emerge from his felony child abuse case in Houston, The Post has learned. Peterson was charged with abusing his four-year old son on Friday and turned himself in early Saturday morning. You can check out an entire overview of the situation right here.  Minnesota deactivated Peterson for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots and is waiting on more information to come out before taking a next step. But the allegations are serious. And this is an off-field distraction that new head coach Mike Zimmer and Co. simply don’t need at this point. Hubbuch continued… Vikings principal owner Zygi Wilf also scheduled a conference call Sunday night with general manager Rick Spielman and coach

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Vikings’ Adrian Peterson to critics: Stop judging

Minnesota Vikings star running back and former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson tweeted a snapshot of bible verses, after critics bashed him on NFL pregame shows for going too far by beating his 4-year-old son with a switch to discipline him.
Here’s a screenshot of Peterson’s tweet: