Pepsi replaces Radisson on Vikings press conference banner
Pepsi now appears as the sponsor on the Minnesota Vikings' press conference banner, according to Master Tesfatsion of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Radisson, a Minnesota-based hotel chain, used to have its logo used on the team's banner during press conferences. Radisson suspended its sponsorship of the Vikings in September in the wake of a child injury indictment of running back Adrian Peterson.
As of this week, Pepsi now holds that position, appearing on the backdrop during coach Mike Zimmer's Monday press conference.
Peterson has been placed on the Commissioner's Exempt list while he awaits trial. The 29-year-old faces up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted on the charges.
The running back reportedly violated his bond conditions after admitting to a staffer that he "smoked a little weed" before giving a recent urine sample. Prosecutors wanted Peterson arrested again for the violation.
A tentative trial date for the week of Dec. 1 has been set.
- Molly Geary