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RG3 goes logo-free in warmups

Robert Griffin III AP

Last week, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III used tape to cover up the Nike logo on the shirt he wore during pregame warmups.

This week, he’s using a second shirt.

Per USA Today, Griffin was wearing a plain, short-sleeved gray T-shirt over a long-sleeved white jersey, which presumably has a Nike logo.  Griffin has an individual endorsement deal with adidas.

But wearing a shirt with no Nike logo over the shirt with the Nike logo is the same thing as concealing the Nike logo. And it’s likely the league will be talking to Griffin, again.

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28 Responses to “RG3 goes logo-free in warmups”
  1. fvckyourmother says: Sep 16, 2012 3:25 PM

    The greedy NFL owners want all their endorsement money.

    Obama 2012

  2. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 16, 2012 3:25 PM

    What an absolute astute individual. Such a revolutionary figure and the best part is, he’s just starting his career and he gets it. I’m so proud he’s a Redskin!!!

  3. bluebongzilla says: Sep 16, 2012 3:25 PM

    This kid’s too worried about his endorsements.

  4. phillyphannn83 says: Sep 16, 2012 3:29 PM

    he just doesn’t get it

  5. pilarvirus says: Sep 16, 2012 3:29 PM

    I love it.

  6. nyyjetsknicks says: Sep 16, 2012 3:30 PM

    Adidas probably told him to do that.

  7. rickastleydancemoves says: Sep 16, 2012 3:33 PM

    I wouldn’t wear adidas even if I had both legs amputated and they were the only company that would provide me free prosthetic legs.

  8. londonps says: Sep 16, 2012 3:36 PM

    Oh no

  9. huskersrock1 says: Sep 16, 2012 3:38 PM

    I usually take the NFL’s side on this stuff but I am all for RGIII on this one. The man is taking care of HIS endorser and doing his best to live up to HIS contract. He shouldn’t be allowed to wear a nike shirt showing but if he wants to cover one up that is HIS business. Is goodell going to check his underwear too?

  10. stevenfbrackett says: Sep 16, 2012 3:41 PM

    Is there some reason why he can’t just wear the plain t-shirt or a redskins-logo only shirt?

    Is there something special about that white, long-sleeved shirt?

  11. huskersrock1 says: Sep 16, 2012 3:42 PM

    That’s it he should announce he prefers Nike Jock straps and see what goodel would do. He could argue that he thinks they offer better protection.

  12. jmsincla says: Sep 16, 2012 3:45 PM

    and…?

  13. ghjjf says: Sep 16, 2012 3:46 PM

    Adidas is paying him more than the redskins are, smart move covering that Nike logo.

  14. drapalskif32 says: Sep 16, 2012 3:49 PM

    Does the NFL fine the guys that wear non Nike cleats each week even if the color scheme matches team standards?

  15. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 16, 2012 3:50 PM

    Why would the NFL be talking to him? He’s either breaking the rule or he’s not. If he is, then this should be a bigger story and they should come down hard, but if it’s not then he should continue mocking the league for being too stupid to not have the rules set up in concert with what they are looking for. It’s a good business decision to show the loyalty to Adidas since they would be the smart company if Nike hasn’t negotiated the right to force him to show their logo.

    He’s standing up for the non-stupid people if this is not against the rules. I applaud him for that if that is the case. That’s a good leader to me. No more bowing down to the stupid people that want to get rich off of others.

  16. giantsfanlewis says: Sep 16, 2012 3:54 PM

    Kid is starting to act like Jim McMahon

  17. bbeaman78 says: Sep 16, 2012 3:56 PM

    Don’t be an idiot here. Great week 1 and everyone is talking about you. Just a stupid move especially for rookie to mess with Goodell.

  18. fatcamper says: Sep 16, 2012 3:59 PM

    If Tebow was able to get away with working out shirtless I don’t see why RG3 warmup shirtless. If I were in the same shape he was, I would be more than happy to warm up shirtless in front of a stadium full of people.

  19. laserw says: Sep 16, 2012 4:02 PM

    As a Redskin fan, there is just simply something not right with Griffin – he would rather break a rule than to display the obvious paid sponsorship of the NFL. He is also the same Yutz that charged Redskin fans for his autograph when he had yet to become a Redskin.

    Personally, I hope the NFL throws the book at him – he has been warned it is time this prima donna is knocked down a few pegs. We Redskin fans don’t need a future LeBrick James to think he is above everyone in conduct.

    I predict next year that he’ll demand a renegotiated contract if he does well this year. That is how classless this jerk is.

  20. huskersrock1 says: Sep 16, 2012 4:05 PM

    Sorry folks reread the article. He does need to wear Nike on the outside if it is part of the official uniform. However if he wants to wear something from adidas under it and showing just enough to be noticible, he should be able to do that.

  21. bgoochy says: Sep 16, 2012 4:06 PM

    There are actual plays going on in NFL games right now. Instead, PFT is worried about logos.

  22. eyeh8goodell says: Sep 16, 2012 4:12 PM

    I’m liking RGIII more and more every week. Eff Nike and their child labor sweatshop products.

  23. samapoc says: Sep 16, 2012 4:25 PM

    Do you job. If your job requires you to wear a uniform, stop trying to change that.

  24. randygnyc says: Sep 16, 2012 4:41 PM

    Fvckyourmother said– blah blah blah. Obama 2012.

    Figures that the most vile username here, endorses Obama.

  25. trevor123698 says: Sep 16, 2012 7:18 PM

    “I wouldn’t wear adidas even if I had both legs amputated and they were the only company that would provide me free prosthetic legs.”

    I dont care if you are joking. You are a piece of garbage for thinking such a thing. What is wrong with you?

  26. defscottyb says: Sep 17, 2012 12:19 AM

    He doesn’t care because Adidas will probably pick up the fine for him. Plus it’s more controversy and free advertisment for Adidas. Think about it, smart business move by Adidas.

  27. mdpgc says: Sep 17, 2012 9:54 AM

    Instead of the No Fun League, caring about what a player wears during warmups… it’s just warmups!

    They need to get the real refs back…is it me or are the replacements getting more worse by the week. Missed calls, missed late hits, pushing and shoving after plays, they don’t know the replay rules, they don’t know where to spot the ball. If the real refs were here no of that would be going on and we can get back to the good old football that we all know and love.

    But instead they concentrate on what a player wears during warmups. Get it together No Fun league, GET IT TOGETHER!

  28. stealthjunk says: Sep 17, 2012 4:38 PM

    He should have worn a gray shirt with a big middle finger on it, but I guess the blank one had the same effect.

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