September 16, 2014

Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL's biggest sponsors, says it isn't happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league.

The beer giant issued a statement on Tuesday saying it was ''disappointed and increasingly concerned'' by recent incidents and was not yet satisfied with the league's response. It said it had shared its concerns and expectations with the NFL.

The league has come under fire for its handling of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's assault of his then-fiancee. The Minnesota Vikings have also been criticized for allowing Adrian Peterson to play while he faces a charge of abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.

Anheuser-Busch's sponsorship fees alone are worth an estimated $50 million a year, according to sponsorship consultancy IEG.

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