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By Joe Kukura on Sep 16, 2014

The first financial shoe just dropped in the NFL's autumn of violent off-field scandals. The Radisson hotel chain has suspended their sponsorship of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings over two ongoing child abuse scandals involving star running back Adrian Peterson. This is a local, team-specific sponsorship of the Vikings, not a national deal. But it is the first sponsorship deal the NFL has lost. This is technically a 'suspended' sponsorship, but the NFL is now officially losing money over its handling of domestic violence and child abuse incidents. Bud Light manufacturer Anheuser-Busch has indicated they may pull their $1.2 billion NFL sponsorship, while other national sponsors Marriott and Cover Girl are taking heat over their continued relationships with the NFL. In the video above, we see V

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