Nike ends endorsement deal for Adrian Peterson

The brand that brought us the swoosh will no longer endorse Adrian Peterson.

After suspending its endorsement contract with the Vikings running back when he was charged with felony child abuse charges, Nike has decided to end its contract with Peterson with the case concluded, ESPN reported. Peterson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor reckless assault charge, which will require no jail time, a $4,000 fine and 80 hours of community service.

Peterson will also be subject to the NFL's personal-conduct policy, in some shape or fashion.

Peterson was alleged to have punished his 4-year-old son with a switch. Peterson hasn't played since the season-opener. He's been on the exempt/commissioner permission list since.

The NFL has stated there is no timetable for a decision on Peterson. It's unclear, still, whether Peterson will play this season or not.

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