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Nike Suspends Deal With Adrian Peterson

Nike has suspended its sponsorship deal with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following child abuse allegations. The Beaverton-based shoemaker issued a statement Wednesday morning that said Nike "in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL."

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UPDATE: Vikings Bar Adrian Peterson From Team Activities

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team "made a mistake" by bringing back Adrian Peterson following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. The Vikings had benched Peterson for last Sunday's loss to New England. But the next day, the team said they would bring him back to play and sponsors reacted swiftly. The Vikings had at least one major sponsorship suspended.

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Dayton: Vikings’ Peterson Reversal Is Right

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says the Vikings' overnight decision to put running back Adrian Peterson on hiatus was the right move. Less than 48 hours after a widely-criticized announcement that Peterson would rejoin the team while addressing a felony child-abuse charge, owners Mark and Zygi Wilf reconsidered and placed the team's star player on the exempt-commissioner's permission list.

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Harrison Smith Talks Vikings Football On GC Sports [AUDIO]

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith joined Dave Overlund and John Holler on Granite City Sports Tuesday afternoon to talk Vikings football.

Granite City Sports airs Monday through Friday on AM 1390 The Fan from 11 AM to 3 PM

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Granite City Sports Podcast- Tuesday September 16th

Tuesday's guests included Harrison Smith of the Vikings and Andy Rennecke of the St. Cloud Times.

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Prep Sports Scoreboard-Tuesday

Prep soccer and volleyball scores for Tuesday, September 16th.

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Nathan Blows Another Save In Twins Win

Former Twin Joe Nathan blew a save for the seventh time this season as Minnesota rallied in the ninth inning.

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Vikings Place Adrian Peterson On Exempt List

The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges. The Vikings made the announcement early Wednesday morning after initially deciding that Peterson could play with the team while the legal process played out.

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Dayton: Vikings’ Peterson Should Be Suspended

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have remained suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the Texas legal system. Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.

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Granite City Sports Podcast- Monday, Sept. 15th

The podcast is also available on iTunes.

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