Adrian Peterson Removed From Madden Giferator

by Bryan Vore on Sep 16, 2014 at 01:23 PM

Adrian Peterson may be playing this Sunday [Update: The Vikings have announced that he's now suspended indefinitely], but he's out of Madden's GIFerator.

EA Sports put up a GIF creation site a couple weeks ago to support its Madden NFL 15 launch. Vikings runningback Adrian Peterson was originally included as one of five GIFable players from the team (seen above). He has been silently removed from the site in what can only be due to his recent child abuse scandal. The Vikings page now displays Matt Cassel, Chad Greenway, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Brian Robison.

The following terms are blocked from use, though it's unclear if they were ever allowed: switch, child, women, woman, abuse, violence, whoop.

As of press time, the following terms are usable: domestic, whoopin, beatin, and kiddie.

Our Take:
This is the right call on EA's part. Leaving Peterson on the site would only generate inappropriate content that the company wouldn't want associated with its brand.