Sponsors dropping Adrian Peterson after plea agreement
Nike has cut ties with a former Sooner standout who was indicted for child abuse.
The sportswear giant had already been distancing itself from Adrian Peterson following the indictment.
However, a spokesman told CNN in a written statement, “Our only comment is that Adrian Peterson is no longer a Nike athlete.”
Peterson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault charges after whipping his 4-year-old son with a “switch.”
The former NFL MVP also lost his Castor Motor Oil sponsorship.
He is still suspended from the Minnesota Vikings and is banned from team facilities.