I can’t say I didn’t see this coming. This morning, Peterson was barred from the Vikings and now he’s been dropped by Nike. Hit the jump for details.

Via TMZ:

The Swoosh just issued a statement saying, “Nike in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL.”
“We have suspended our contract with Adrian Peterson.”

The timing is interesting … considering AP left his house in Minnesota yesterday covered head-to-toe in Nike gear.

It’s almost like when Nike saw AP repping the brand in public, it seemed to be the final straw.

It’s a huge for Nike considering Peterson was one of the brands BIGGEST stars. The fact Nike has suspended the contract and has not dropped him entirely gives them the ability to reactivate him when they feel the time is right.

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