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After Being Fined For Wearing Adidas Gear, Robert Griffin III Submits Appeal
ASHBURN – Robert Griffin III appealed the $10,000 fine issued to him by the NFL for wearing Adidas clothing to his press conference following the Washington Redskins’ defeat of Baltimore on Dec. 9.
Griffin, who has an endorsement deal with the company, injured his knee in that game and wasn’t planning on giving a formal press conference. But the team asked the starting quarterback to speak afterward, given the overtime victory and the injury, and scrapped plans for him to speak at his locker as most other players do.
Instead of wearing a suit or sweater, as he normally does, Griffin spoke wearing an Adidas track jacket over an Adidas T-shirt, with the company’s logo dominating the center of the shirt.
Nike took over as the NFL’s primary equipment supplier in April, replacing Reebok.
“We’ll see where that [appeal] goes, but I understand the principle of that and I respect that [contract],” Griffin said. “That’s why I haven’t really worn as much Adidas at all. Three stripes! But yeah, that’s all I can say about that.”