Redskins’ RGIII Fined $10,000 for Wearing Wrong Shirt

by Nate Wooley | December 20, 2012 12:42 pm

Redskins’ RGIII Fined $10,000 for Wearing Wrong Shirt

robert griffin iii 300x217 Redskins RGIII Fined $10,000 for Wearing Wrong Shirt[1]The National Football League has fined Washington Redskins star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III for wearing the wrong shirt.

The league levied a $10,000 fine because Griffin wore a shirt with the Adidas (PINK:ADDYY[2]) logo during his post-game press conference Dec. 9, The Christian Post reports[3]. Griffin has an endorsement deal with Adidas. The NFL, however, has an endorsement deal with rival Nike (NYSE:NKE[4]) and doesn’t allow players to appear at official functions in other companies’ apparel.

Officially, Griffin is being fined for wearing, “unofficial attire.”

Griffin was warned — but not fined — earlier in the season for covering up a Nike logo on his official team warm-up shirt.

In his first season, Griffin has become an immensely popular figure in the NFL. The rookie quarterback’s No. 10 jersey is the top-seller in the history of the league’s NFLShop.com.

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/robert-griffin-iii.png
  2. ADDYY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ADDYY
  3. The Christian Post reports: http://global.christianpost.com/news/robert-griffin-iii-fined-10000-for-wearing-wrong-brand-87003/
  4. NKE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NKE
  5. Oakley Sues Nike, Pro Golfer Over Breach of Contract: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/oakley-sues-nike-pro-golfer-over-breach-of-contract/
  6. Dov Charney Accused of Insulting, Attacking Employee: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/wild-man-ceo-accused-of-insulting-attacking-employee/
  7. Apparel Retailers Expects Huge Holiday Growth: http://investorplace.com/2012/11/apparel-retailers-expect-huge-holiday-growth/

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