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Radisson's Vikings Sponsorship Suspended Over Peterson Case

By    |   Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 12:09 PM

The Radisson press banner usually behind those speaking at Minnesota Vikings news conferences will disappear, at least temporarily, after the hotel chain said it's suspending its sponsorship of the professional football team after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas.

The Associated Press reported Minnetonka-based Radisson, part of the family-owned hospitality and travel company Carlson, as saying in a statement that it "takes this matter very seriously particularly in light of our long-standing commitment to the protection of children."

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"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.

On Monday, the Radisson banner was still 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 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.

"Based on our long-standing relationship, the Minnesota Vikings respectfully honored Radisson's request," a team spokesman said in an email Monday night.

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The Radisson press banner behind Minnesota Vikings news conferences will disappear, at least temporarily, after the hotel chain said it's suspending its sponsorship of the professional football team after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas.
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