According to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com, the NFL plans on meeting with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to talk about why he decided to cover the Nike logo on his pregame shirt, prior to last Sunday’s game against the Saints.
Rovell explains why the NFL plans on speaking with Griffin.
The “H” was drawn extra wide so that the logo of Nike, which has the official apparel deal with the league, was covered. Griffin has a lucrative deal with its competitor adidas.
Players are allowed to wear logos of shoe brands that endorse them as long as those brands have deals with the league. They are not, however, allowed to cover up the swoosh of Nike, which is in its first year of a five-year deal with the league.
Griffin won’t likely be fined because the shirt was only visible before pregame warmups, but NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN.com that league officials would talk to him.
“It won’t happen again,” McCarthy said.
McCarthy is right it won’t happen again, becuase if it does Griffin will heavily fined.