(FOX NEWS) The Radisson hotel chain suspended its sponsorship deal with the Vikings on Monday, becoming the first company to distance itself from the National Football League over its handling of domestic and child abuse cases.
The sponsorship includes a banner placed behind speakers during the team's press conferences in Minneapolis. The announcement came as Adrian Peterson's teammates, including fullback Jerome Fulton, welcomed the former MVP back to team headquarters following allegations of child abuse involving his son.
"Radisson takes this matter very seriously, particularly in light of our long-standing commitment to the protection of children," the hotel chain said in a statement. "We are closely following the situation and, effective immediately, Radisson is suspending its limited sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings while we evaluate the facts and circumstances."
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