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Nike drops Adrian Peterson amid legal drama

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(KARE/CNN) – Nike is finished with Adrian Peterson. 

The sportswear company has been distancing itself from the NFL running back after his indictment for beating one of his children.

A spokesperson told CNN in a written statement, "Our only comment is that Adrian Peterson is no longer a Nike athlete."

Peterson pleaded no contest on Tuesday to misdemeanor reckless assault charges after whipping one of his children with a thin tree branch.

He is suspended from the Minnesota Vikings and is also banned from the team facilities.

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