Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rashard Mendenhall's Morals Clause Lawsuit against Champion

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall, who was recently dropped by Champion as a product endorser after he criticized the public's reaction to Osama bin Laden's death and questioned what happened on 9/11, is now suing Champion for breach of contract.   Mendenhall alleges that the morals clause in his endorsement deal with Champion did not empower Champion to sever ties.  Porcher Taylor, Jeffrey Standen, and I talk to the AP about how unlikely Mendenhall's claim is to prevail. The morals clause at issue is very inclusive and probably gave Champion authority to terminate the deal.