Wheaties pulls all content of Vikings' Adrian Peterson off website

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Sponsors pull support from Adrian Peterson, Vikings
Monday September 15th, 2014

Wheaties has pulled all content related to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson off its website, Darren Rovell of ESPN reports.

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.

From TwinCities.com, in Aug. 2013:

"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.

On Monday, the Vikings released a statement saying Peterson will practice this week and is expected to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

- Sarah Barshop

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