Wheaties pulls all content of Vikings' Adrian Peterson off website
A profile of Peterson that was previously up on the website has been taken down. The link is still active, but shows a blank page.
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 posting a $15,000 bond.
In a statement Monday, Peterson said, "I am not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser."
Last August, Peterson appeared on the box of Wheaties cereal.
"I remember as a kid growing up and hearing my parents tell me that I'd better eat my Wheaties," Peterson said in a statement released by General Mills. "I never thought that as a kid that I would actually be on the same box that once had my childhood heroes on it."
"It's an honor to add Adrian Peterson to our growing Team Wheaties family," Jim Wilson, Wheaties' marketing manager, said in a statement.
The running back was deactivated by the Vikings before Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots.
- Sarah Barshop