Nike Drops Adrian Peterson But Keeps Hope Solo: Huh?
Nike dropped Adrian Peterson from his contract just days after he submitted a no-contest plea for misdemeanor reckless assault.By Jay Strubberg | November 7, 2014
It's unlikely you'll see that trademark Nike swoosh on the side of Adrian Peterson's cleats again — that is, if he's even allowed back on an NFL field.
Tuesday, the footwear and apparel company dropped the Minnesota Vikings' star running back from his contract just days after Peterson submitted a no-contest plea for misdemeanor reckless assault. (Video via Nike)
ESPN's Darren Rovell first broke the news. He says Nike suspended its contract with the former two-time NFL MVP on Sept. 17 — shortly after Peterson was indicted — then opted to end their business relationship Thursday.