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Nike, Reebok settle fight over Tim Tebow jerseys

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The fight over the right to produce Tim Tebow Jets jerseys is over and, as expected, Nike has come out on top of Reebok.

Reebok agreed Tuesday to remove any jerseys and t-shirts it produced with Tebow’s name from the sales chain as part of a settlement of Nike’s suit against them for producing the apparel in the first place. They also offered to buy back any remaining apparel from stores.

A judge placed a restraining order on the sale of the jerseys last month and Reebok lost a bid to get it lifted last week, making Tuesday’s settlement an unsurprising end to the squabble.

A Nike spokeswoman told the Associated Press that the company was “pleased to have reached a mutually agreeable resolution.” The resolution is a bit more agreeable to Nike than it is to Reebok, but it’s certainly more agreeable than paying out damages to Nike. Given how little reason Reebok had to believe they could sell the jerseys in the first place, that would have been a likely outcome if the suit went the distance.

 

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7 Responses to “Nike, Reebok settle fight over Tim Tebow jerseys”
  1. nflrule says: Apr 10, 2012 5:13 PM

    I have to say as a Nike fan,their reintroduction back into the NFL has not been anything to write home about!!!

  2. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 10, 2012 5:28 PM

    Reebok announced the agreement in a one word statement….”Nuff”

  3. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Apr 10, 2012 5:36 PM

    A Nike spokeswoman told the Associated Press that the company was “blessed and excited to have reached a mutually agreeable resolution.”

  4. dbellina says: Apr 10, 2012 7:52 PM

    I bet those jerseys reebok made are going to be pretty valuable since they will be pretty rare.

  5. hooockey says: Apr 10, 2012 8:44 PM

    A lot of poor people in developing countries will be rocking the “Tebow 15″ Jets gear, when they get their “dead white man’s clothing” delivery.

  6. hooockey says: Apr 10, 2012 8:47 PM

    to explain what I mean by “dead white man’s clothing”, that’s where the people in those countries think the charity clothing comes from, so they call it that.

    I’m not referring to Tebow there.

  7. lolo376 says: Apr 10, 2012 9:46 PM

    He’s still just a back up, who will never win a ring. Jerseys can still be found online, I’m sure they’re all over eBay

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