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Newton, others will have to conceal Under Armour logo on visor clips

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Yes, NFL players and teams can use Under Armour visor clips.  As long as the Under Armour logo is invisible.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy advises PFT that the Under Armour clips can be used by NFL players and teams, but that the Under Armour logo must be fully concealed.  Blacking out the logo isn’t enough, because the outline can still be seen.  Moving forward, teams will be required to cover the logo, presumably with black tape.

The league has declined comment for now on whether fines will be levied for a practice that has both common and fairly widespread.  The NFL didn’t see it until Forbes.com spotted Panthers quarterback Cam Newton with the apparent uniform violation, raising legitimate fairness questions regarding the prospect of harvesting thousands of dollars in fines for something that had been occurring without incident.

On Friday, the league will disclose whether Newton or others have been fined for use of clips displaying the Under Armour logo, as part of the league’s weekly announcement of fines.

Regardless of how it all turns out, Under Armour has gotten a lot more free publicity this week than the company that has made a billion-dollar investment in having its logo plastered all over the NFL uniform.

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10 Responses to “Newton, others will have to conceal Under Armour logo on visor clips”
  1. returntoexcellence says: Sep 25, 2013 5:33 PM

    Under Armour > Nike

  2. chillyball says: Sep 25, 2013 5:43 PM

    Roger Goodell: “WE MUST PROTECT THIS BUSINESS!”

  3. poirier21 says: Sep 25, 2013 6:04 PM

    Are they still allowed to wear the Under Armour cleats I see on tv all of the time? or do they have to hide those logos to?

  4. wearethesteelers says: Sep 25, 2013 6:04 PM

    Now if only he could conceal his stat line.

  5. ampats says: Sep 25, 2013 6:11 PM

    UnderArmour is a much better brand. They should have gotten the NFL license and are much cooler than the swish(which has sponsored the ilks of Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods et al)

  6. FinFan68 says: Sep 25, 2013 6:40 PM

    This is just stupid. We are talking about visor clips (cannot even see a logo on an HDTV) not team uniform clothing (Nike exclusive). They don’t hide the Riddel logo on the helmets. This is no different

  7. fearthehoody says: Sep 25, 2013 6:48 PM

    Under Armour is what Nike used to be. UA take over!

  8. forzajaymz says: Sep 25, 2013 8:05 PM

    Does Tom Brady have special permission to wear under armour gloves? He was CLEARLY wearing them (with all logos visible) last weekend. I thought all players had to wear either Nike, or cover the logo.

  9. weekendatberniemadoffs says: Sep 26, 2013 4:44 PM

    a steeler fan bashing cam? hilarious. unlike roethlisberger, newton will respect the consent.

  10. thundastormz says: Sep 26, 2013 6:19 PM

    Why would Cam want to hide his stat line anyway??? He has had one of (if not) the most prolific starts to a QB career. Unless of course you mean to curb jealousy then its understandable. I swear some people post the dumbest things on here.

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