Report: Nike stores in Twin Cities pull all Adrian Peterson merchandise
Peterson jerseys can still be purchased online at nike.com. NFL.com's Jeff Darlington also reported that the jerseys had been pulled from the Nike store in the Mall of America, which is in the suburbs of the Twin Cities.
On Saturday, Nike issued a statement in response to Peterson being indicted on a felony charge of child injury that said, "We are aware of the concerning allegations surrounding Adrian Peterson. We will continue to closely monitor the situation."
Peterson was indicted on Friday for hitting his four-year old son with a tree branch as a method of discipline. He was deactivated for the Minnesota Vikings' game last Sunday against the New England Patriots and reinstated on Monday.
According to a KHOU 11 report released Monday, Peterson was investigated for a separate child injury accusation in June involving a different four-year-old son, which allegedly left the boy with a scar on his forehead. No charges were filed, and Peterson's attorney denied the allegations.
On Monday, a Minnesota-based hotel chain announced it is suspending its sponsorship of the Vikings in wake of the allegations. Wheaties also removed all content related to Peterson off of its website.
ESPN's Darren Rovell also reported that Nike plans to continue to sell Peterson's jersey.
- Molly Geary