Saturday, September 28, 2013

ICYMI: Forbes Article Cost Cam Newton $10K for Illegal Logo

Sponsorship deals are so wrong. And in theory, being featured in Forbes magazine should be "so right" for Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton.

And maybe it was, but the interview Newton did, along with the accompanying photos, ended up costing him $10,000.

The reason: A photo taken during the interview that showed a couple of blacked out Under Armour visor clips.

The problem: Under Armour is not an NFL approved product. (They don't bow and pay the league millions to be an "official product")

And yes "Business" people, we get it. If you are Nike and you pay $1 billion to be the "equipment" sponsor for the league, you don't want anyone showing products other than yours.

But flat out, it's stupid. You should be able to wear whatever you want. Unless you...well...never mind.

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