Arian Foster Rips Beer Maker Anheuser-Busch For Criticizing NFL On Domestic Violence

Arian Foster is taking on Anheuser-Busch, saying the beer company has no standing to criticize the NFL for its failings on child and domestic abuse.

On Monday, the parent company of the official beer of the NFL released a strongly worded statement criticizing the football league for its failure to respond to domestic and child abuse. The league was already taking criticism for its lenient punishment of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice — especially after video was released showing him knocking then-fiancee Janay Palmer unconscious — when Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was accused of child abuse.

Peterson was indicted for allegedly beating a young son with a switch, leaving bruises and cuts on his legs. A second child abuse accusation has also surfaced, though Peterson was not charged in that case.

The league has been criticized for its failure to act quickly on Peterson, who has been re-activated by the Vikings.

On Tuesday, Anheuser-Busch spoke out in a publicly released statement.

“We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season,” a representative for Anheuser-Busch said in a statement. “We are not yet satisfied with the league’s handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code. We have shared our concerns and expectations with the league.”

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster wasn’t too happy with the criticism, saying in a series of tweets Tuesday that the company does not have the standing to criticize the NFL.

But Anheuser-Busch is not the only sponsor unhappy with the NFL. McDonald’s, Visa, and Campbell’s Soup Co. have also taken their concerns to the league. So far Arian Foster has not had anything to say about the others.

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