From Adrian Peterson to Paula Deen, plenty of celebrities have discovered over the years just how fickle endorsement money can be.
After Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on child abuse charges for hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch, Nike soon announced it was dropping Peterson, as did Castrol motor oil, and stores were quick to pull his jerseys and other merchandise.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
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