Griffining may not be catching on (two straight losses tends to take the steam out of a budding craze), but one of Griffin’s other habits has spread from D.C. to Foxboro.
Griffin, who has a deal with adidas, likes to obscure the Nike logo on his warmup gear. On Wednesday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, whose UnderArmour deal includes equity, showed up for his weekly press conference with a piece of tape over the Nike logo on his sweatshirt.
Here’s the photo taken by Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, via USA Today.
If Brady had worn an UnderArmour hat to the press conference, he would have been fined. (Indeed, Brian Urlacher once was slapped with a $100,000 fine for wearing a Vitamin Water hat to a press conference in the week before the Super Bowl.) It remains to be seen whether the NFL will take action against Brady.
To speed the process along, we’ve asked the league for its position.