- Jul 2, 2013
If players are allowed to endorse competing brands my guess would be it would have to be off the field. UM gets fined by adidas if players tape over their cleats and the logos are blockedPosted this in another thread.
Ronaldo is Nike and Juventus is an adidas sponsored team. Happens a lot in professional soccer even way less talented players.
I would assume that the shoe company would want the player to sign with them and then play for school that’s also sponsored by the same shoe company. And maybe illegally that’s what some companies are doing considering some of the court cases that are pending right now with basketball.
But it would seem hypocritical if they start making contracts saying that kids would have to sign with a school that is sponsored by the same shoe company knowing that there are professional athletes in other sports where that’s not the case and they totally allow it.