Robert Griffin III to be reprimanded for covering up Nike logo

NFL to RG3: Great game, but stop covering up our sponsor's logo

9/12/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Blog Photo - Robert Griffin III to be reprimanded for covering up Nike logoRobert Griffin !!! had quite the NFL debut, carving up the New Orleans defense and staking himself out to an early lead for the Rookie of the Year.

While the league is undoubtedly thrilled to see one of their exciting young stars live up to the early hype, they weren't so thrilled to see what he did to his shirt during warmups.

The NFL has an apparel deal with Nike, so all on-field uniforms have to have the Nike swoosh emblazoned somewhere on there.

Griffin, on the other hand, has a pretty sweet endorsement deal with Adidas.

In order to avoid any appearances of Nike support, Griffin covered up the Nike logo on his warmup shirt with an oversized H, and wrote the word "heart" on his shirt.

The NFL says they won't fine him this time, but they'd prefer to give Nike the proper screen time that they paid for in their deal with the league.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy says that it won't happen again.

Is the league going too far here? Or was RG3 wrong to cover up the logo?

Either way... one thing is clear. The NFL isn't all fun and games. It's a business, plain and simple.
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9/18/12   |   dallass88

I AM A COWBOYS FAN I AM GLAD HE DID GOOD

9/16/12   |   JenX63   |   32795 respect

Did you hear? The NFL is thinking of relaxing the fines for these little indiscretions. I heard, someone received a 10,000 dollar fine, but it wasn't Griffith. (insert enormous cheesy grin)

9/12/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61972 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Oh you! You made me snort....I am so very biased when it comes to this kid, I shouldn't be allowed to reply to any poll with his name.
(Edited by kobe_lova)

This is gonna make trolling you soooo fun :D

9/12/12   |   JenX63   |   32795 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Are you defending his honor right now? How cute is that?! lol

Oh you! You made me snort....I am so very biased when it comes to this kid, I shouldn't be allowed to reply to any poll with his name.

9/12/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61972 respect

JenX63 wrote:
He's Robert Griffith the III....

lol I can't even do this. I never said he was right for doing it, but like Jess said, "awww the NFL"

It's about respect and he should of maybe added the Adidas logo down his leg somewheres, no not really.  Nike on field, Adidas off. 

Are you defending his honor right now? How cute is that?! lol

9/12/12   |   JenX63   |   32795 respect

Jess wrote:
Aww, that's awfully nice of the NFL not to fine him...this time. 

All jokes aside - as rebellious of a person as I am, I can understand the issue here. I agree with Ashlie - he should know better. Nike's a NFL sponsor, and covering up their swoosh on an NFL warmup shirt probably wasn't the best idea. On the other hand, at least he didn't cover it up with an Adidas logo cheeky

He's Robert Griffith the III....

lol I can't even do this. I never said he was right for doing it, but like Jess said, "awww the NFL"

It's about respect and he should of maybe added the Adidas logo down his leg somewheres, no not really.  Nike on field, Adidas off. 

9/12/12   |   Jess   |   34885 respect

Aww, that's awfully nice of the NFL not to fine him...this time. 

All jokes aside - as rebellious of a person as I am, I can understand the issue here. I agree with Ashlie - he should know better. Nike's a NFL sponsor, and covering up their swoosh on an NFL warmup shirt probably wasn't the best idea. On the other hand, at least he didn't cover it up with an Adidas logo cheeky

9/12/12   |   JenX63   |   32795 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Well, he should've known better. 

lol



apparently he does what he wants, DAMN be the consequences or however that saying goes.

9/12/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61972 respect

Well, he should've known better. 

9/12/12   |   JenX63   |   32795 respect

Shows the power of the almighty $$$$$$$$$