Radisson Suspends Minnesota Vikings Sponsorship
MINNETONKA (AP) — The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas.
In a statement Monday, Minnetonka-based Radisson said it "takes this matter very seriously particularly in light of our long-standing commitment to the protection of children."
Radisson says it's suspending its limited sponsorship of the Vikings "while we evaluate the facts and circumstances."
Radisson's sponsorship includes a press banner that is behind those speaking at Vikings news conferences.
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.
A Vikings spokesman says the team has "respectfully honored" Radisson's request.