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Bud Light Doesn’t Want To Be The Official Beer Of Domestic Violence

on 17/09/14 at 12:33 pm

Booze News

0As the company behind Bud Light, the official beer of the National Football League, Anheuser-Busch In Bev has some major pull in professional football. Which is why the company has some strong words for the NFL over recent reports of domestic violence off the field and how the league has handled these situations. Not well at all, basically.

The company also sponsors roughly 88% of the NFL teams, reports CNBC, making it the second-largest sponsor in the league. As such, it’s speaking out over the fact that the NFL is in the news more often these days for domestic violence than it is for football. And that’s not okay:

We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season. 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.

The message here likely being — “Shape up or you wave that Bud Light sponsorship good-bye.”