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NFL sponsor Anheuser-Busch disappointed, concerned with NFL

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NFL sponsor Anheuser-Busch, who has a six-year, $1.2 billion contract with the NFL, released a statement on its website regarding the "recent incidents" that have occurred with NFL players.

Anheuser-Busch has not pulled any sponsorship yet.

From the Anheuser-Busch website:

We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season. We are not yet satisfied with the league’s handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code. We have shared our concerns and expectations with the league.

Radisson, a Minnesota-based hotel chain, announced Monday that it has suspended its sponsorship of the Vikings.

Minnesota Vikings running back 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 bond.

The Vikings deactivated Peterson for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots, but the team released a statement Monday saying the running back will practice this week and is expected to play this Sunday. 

In another notable case involving an NFL player, last weekvideo surfaced of Ray Rice striking his then-fiancée, now wife, Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino on Feb. 15.

Later in the day, Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL.

Goodell said no one from the NFL had seen the new video from that night and that it was not made available during its investigation of Rice. Goodell had previously suspended Rice for two games.

- Sarah Barshop