>>Anheuser-Busch Unhappy With NFL's Response To Issues
(St. Louis, MO) -- Anheuser-Busch is voicing its displeasure over the NFL's handling of off-the-field issues. The parent company of the league's official beer issued a statement saying it is disappointed and increasingly concerned over the recent incidents that have overshadowed the NFL this season. The major brewer goes on to say it is not yet satisfied with the league's handling of behaviors that so clearly go against their own company culture and moral code. Anheuser-Busch is in the midst of a six-year deal that makes Bud Light the official beer of the NFL. The league has been plagued by domestic violence and alleged child abuse issues involving several of its players.
>>NFL Finance Committee To Meet Today To Discuss Sale Of Bills
(Undated) -- Kim and Terry Pegula's winning bid to buy the Buffalo Bills could be approved by the NFL's finance committee as soon as today. The committee plans to meet this afternoon. This is just the first step to approving the Pegula's as the new owners of the Bills. NFL owners will also have to approve the sale of the team, that's expected to happen at a meeting in early October.
>>Vikings Place Peterson On Exempt/Commissioner's Permission List
(Eden Prairie, MN) -- The Vikings have undergone another change of mind regarding running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson was placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list keeping him away from all team activities until his legal issues are resolved. The star running back was deactivated by the team for this past Sunday's home opener against the Patriots after being indicted in Texas on allegations of child abuse. Minnesota announced on Monday it was planning on playing him at the Saints this weekend before deciding on this course of action.
>>NFLPA Files Ray Rice Appeal
(New York, NY) -- The NFL Player's Association is appealing the league's indefinite suspension of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. The NFLPA states it is filing the appeal to "protect the due process rights of all NFL players." The union is requesting for a jointly selected arbitrator to overview the case. Rice was originally suspended two games for knocking his now-wife unconscious with a punch to the face in February. The 27-year-old was cut and the NFL then suspended him indefinitely after TMZ released footage from inside the elevator last week showing exactly what happened.