Radisson said it "takes this matter very seriously"
The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas.
In a statement Monday, Minnetonka-based Radisson said it "takes this matter very seriously particularly in light of our long-standing commitment to the protection of children."
Radisson says it's suspending its limited sponsorship of the Vikings "while we evaluate the facts and circumstances."
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Radisson's sponsorship includes a press banner that is behind those speaking at Vikings news conferences.
Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. The running back says he was using a form of discipline his father used on him as a boy.
A Vikings spokesman says the team has "respectfully honored" Radisson's request.