Wednesday September 17th, 2014

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The Minnesota Vikings have a press conference scheduled for Wednesday at noon ET. Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, general manager Rick Spielman, executive vice president Kevin Warren, and head coach Mike Zimmer are all scheduled to speak.

Earlier in the day, the Vikings put Peterson on Commissioner's Exempt list. 

On Friday, Adrian Peterson was indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child for hitting his four-year old son with a tree branch as a method of discipline. Early Saturday morning, Peterson turned himself in. He was released after paying a $15,000 bail.

Peterson was deactivated by the Vikings before Sunday's loss to the New England PatriotsOn Monday, the Vikings released a statement saying Peterson will practice this week and is expected to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the organization feels Peterson was "disciplining a child" during the incident. 

Later in the day, Peterson released a statement, saying "I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser."

By Monday night, Radisson, a Minnesota-based hotel chain, had suspended its sponsorship of the Vikings, and Wheaties pulled all of the Peterson-related content off of its website.

On Tuesday, Peterson's charitable foundation announced they were on hiatusCastrol motor oil ended its sponsorship of Peterson, and Nike pulled all Peterson merchandise from its stores in the Twin Cities.

Also on Tuesday, NFL sponsor Anheuser-Busch, who has a six-year, $1.2 billion contract with the NFL, said they were "disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season."

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