Vikings running back Adrian Peterson dropped from Nike
Nike has dropped Adrian Peterson as a spokesman for the brand.
“Adrian Peterson is no longer a Nike athlete,” said the Nike statement.
In September, Nike had “suspended” its relationship with Peterson after the Minnesota Vikings running back was indicted in Texas on a felony injury to a child charge for allegedly beating his 4-year-old son with a switch.
In a plea agreement Tuesday in Texas, Peterson pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of misdemeanor reckless assault. He was fined $4,000 and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service.
Peterson has been on the NFL’s exempt/commissioner’s permission list, which has entitled him to continue receiving pay while not playing for the Vikings.
Peterson remains subject to potential NFL discipline under the league’s personal conduct policy.
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