Running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on Aug. 28, 2014 in Nashville.
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September 17, 2014 12:57 PM EDT

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team had “made a mistake” in its initial decision to allow Adrian Peterson back onto the field as the star running back was being investigated for allegedly abusing his four-year-old son. The team said Peterson is now banned from all team activities until his legal problems are resolved, the Associated Press reports.

“We made a mistake and we need to get this right,” Wilf said. “It is important to always listen to our fans and the community and our sponsors. Our goal is always to make the decision we feel is right for the Minnesota Vikings … We want to be sure we get this right.”

The reversal came as a growing number of sponsors severed ties with Peterson, with Nike joining the pack in dropping its endorsement contract with Peterson on Wednesday.

“NIKE in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL,” the company told ESPN.


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