RGIII's adidas Endorsement Earns Fine

December 22, 2012 | Shay M.

RGIII

Robert Griffin III was fined by the NFL earlier this week for wearing adidas apparel after his team's Dec. 9 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

During the post-game press conference, the injured Redskins quarterback wore a shirt and sweatpants featuring the adidas logo. And while it may not seem like a major infraction, the NFL is currently under an exclusive contract with Nike, and its players are banned from wearing apparel, including hats and other paraphernalia, that conflict with the league's sponsorship agreements.

An NFL official confirmed RGIII's $10,000 fine to CSNWashington.com reporter Tarik El-Bashir on Wednesday. This is Griffin's first fine from the league, but not the first time he has run into trouble fulfilling his contractual obligations to adidas in the Nike-sponsored league. Earlier this year, during warm-ups in New Orleans, he used a marker to cover up the Nike logo on his compression shirt. And while in St. Louis, he wore a gray t-shirt inside out to obscure the Nike swoosh.

In other news, adidas recently laced up the rookie star with his own signature cleats, dubbed the adidas Crazyquick "RGIII" Edition. Check out video and pictures of the cleats, slated to hit stores this spring.

Topics: NEWS
Must See
Margus Hunt Benches 385 Pounds for Five Reps Margus Hunt Benches 385 Pounds for Five Reps
Views: 21,117,582
Evan Longoria's Hitting Drills Evan Longoria's Hitting Drills
Views: 9,799,433
Roy Hibbert 540 lbs Deadlift Roy Hibbert 540 lbs Deadlift
Views: 1,576,211

Featured Videos

Basketball Shooting Drill With Kevin Love: 5 Spots, 5 Shots Basketball Shooting Drill With Kevin Love: 5 Spots, 5 Shots Views: 243,472
Real Workouts: Randall Cobb Real Workouts: Randall Cobb Views: 22,491
A Day in the Life With Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce A Day in the Life With Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce Views: 15,097
Load More

Resources

STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be fitter than ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers

Magazine

Latest issues of STACK Magazine

STACK 4W

Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice

Gamer

Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes

News

Find the latest news relevant to athletes

Most Popular Videos

Roy Hibbert 540 lbs Deadlift Roy Hibbert 540 lbs Deadlift
Views: 1,576,211
Dribbling Drills for Tighter Handles Dribbling Drills for Tighter Handles
Views: 4,332,938
Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill
Views: 9,498,918
Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied
Views: 11,269,514
Tobin Heath Closed-Space Dribbling Tobin Heath Closed-Space Dribbling
Views: 1,174,560

Load More
More Cool Stuff You'll Like
An Economist Claims to Have Found Point When NHL Players Peak

An Economist Claims to Have Found Point When NHL Players Peak

Blink and You'll Miss Aroldis Chapman's Blazing 104-MPH Fastball

Blink and You'll Miss Aroldis Chapman's Blazing 104-MPH Fastball

LeBron James Leads Cavaliers' Workout on the Beach in Brazil

LeBron James Leads Cavaliers' Workout on the Beach in Brazil

Odell Beckham Jr. Can Play Kicker, Too

Odell Beckham Jr. Can Play Kicker, Too

Man Sets Record for Most Bench Presses...Under Water

Man Sets Record for Most Bench Presses...Under Water

Cardale Jones Returns to Ohio State University

Cardale Jones Returns to Ohio State University

WATCH: Jadeveon Clowney's Monster Training Camp Tackle

WATCH: Jadeveon Clowney's Monster Training Camp Tackle

Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott Named Best U.S. Amateur Athlete

Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott Named Best U.S. Amateur Athlete

Giants RB David Wilson Says Goodbye to the NFL

Giants RB David Wilson Says Goodbye to the NFL

We Followed Noah Vonleh On NBA Draft Night. Heres What Happened

We Followed Noah Vonleh On NBA Draft Night. Here

Texas High School Team Goes 0-10, Makes Playoffs

Texas High School Team Goes 0-10, Makes Playoffs

The 5 Weirdest Drills at NFL Training Camps

The 5 Weirdest Drills at NFL Training Camps

NBA Prospect Noah Vonlehs Predictions for 2014 Draft

NBA Prospect Noah Vonleh

Catching Up With NBA Prospect Marcus Smart

Catching Up With NBA Prospect Marcus Smart

Melo Follows LeBron's Lead

Melo Follows LeBron's Lead

USA's Omar Gonzalez and Graham Zusi Talk World Cup

USA's Omar Gonzalez and Graham Zusi Talk World Cup

Peyton Mannings New Magical Green Football?

Peyton Manning

Steelers LBs Smash Weight Room After Big Victory

Steelers LBs Smash Weight Room After Big Victory

YES, REALLY: Bowling Seeks to Become Olympic Sport

YES, REALLY: Bowling Seeks to Become Olympic Sport

'Game of Thrones' Actor Crowned Europe's Strongest Man

'Game of Thrones' Actor Crowned Europe's Strongest Man

First Look: Notre Dame's New Football Uniforms from Under Armour

First Look: Notre Dame's New Football Uniforms from Under Armour

Game of Thrones' 'Mountain' Carries Trees for Fun

Game of Thrones' 'Mountain' Carries Trees for Fun

Nebraska Unveils New 'Red Rising' Alternate Football Uniforms

Nebraska Unveils New 'Red Rising' Alternate Football Uniforms

WATCH: Mo'Ne Davis the Basketball Star

WATCH: Mo'Ne Davis the Basketball Star

CrossFit for Kids: Not What You Might Think

CrossFit for Kids: Not What You Might Think

Frank Gore Is Fighting for His JobLiterally

Frank Gore Is Fighting for His Job

America's Tallest Basketball Player Commits to UCF

America's Tallest Basketball Player Commits to UCF

Can Kevin Durant Make Sonic Drive-In Serve Healthier Food?

Can Kevin Durant Make Sonic Drive-In Serve Healthier Food?

U.S. Football Players Take on the World in the Kuwaiti Desert

U.S. Football Players Take on the World in the Kuwaiti Desert

The End of Johnny Manziel, Part 2

The End of Johnny Manziel, Part 2

WATCH: High School Running Back From Texas Refuses to Go Down

WATCH: High School Running Back From Texas Refuses to Go Down

WATCH: Fresno State Baller Drains 5 Straight Half-Court Shots

WATCH: Fresno State Baller Drains 5 Straight Half-Court Shots

Randy Moss Joins the High School Coaching Ranks

Randy Moss Joins the High School Coaching Ranks

YardBarker