MONEY TALKS: Big Business and Bud Light Flex Muscle to Force NFL and Goodell Into Action

After the NFL’s lenient decisions with the domestic and child abuse incidents that have happened with their players, their advertisers are speaking a language that they will understand: money. Check it out…

So this is how real pressure is applied to the National Football League, by some of the moneymen who don’t like policies on domestic abuse and child abuse that seem to have been written out on one cocktail napkin after another. Now, some sponsors — and one, a real big one — speak to the league in the only language it really understands: the biggest beer company in the country, a fast-food giant and a hotel chain speak money.

First, Radisson hotels suspended its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson’s loyal team, after the team’s general manager stood in front of Radisson logos and announced that Peterson, indicted in Texas for injuries inflicted on his 4-year-old son with a switch, was being activated for Sunday’s Vikings-Saints game.

Now, Anheuser-Busch, which is tied to big-time professional sports leagues in this country as if hitched to Clydesdales, issues a statement about its unhappiness with the way its partner, the NFL, is dealing with star players hitting their girlfriends and their children. McDonald’s followed suit with a similar statement.

Read more: NY Daily News

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