posted at 15:51
Author: Patrick Kulp
Richard Sherman takes NFL to task over Marshawn Lynch fines
Their parody routine took shots at what they see as hypocrisy within the league in terms of how it treats endorsement deals and player safety and sarcastically name-dropped various brand-name sponsors like Subway, Campbell's Soup and Martinelli's along the way. Sherman contrasted the NFL's ban on players making individual endorsement deals with liquor companies to the fact that one of the league's biggest sponsors is Anheuser-Busch. "Yeah, sounds a little bit hypocritical. It seems like we're in a league where they say: 'Players, you know, you don't endorse any alcohol. Please don't endorse alcohol; no DUIs please.' But yet, a beer sponsor is their biggest sponsor." Sherman and Baldwin also poked fun at a league ban on players wearing Beats by Dre headphones to appease its sponsor Bose, a policy that Sherman and other Beats-sponsored players have regularly flouted despite the fines they might face. Baldwin: "Speaking of health, how do you feel about the NFL making me play two games in five days?". "Sherman:"Oh my god! Jeez! I almost didn't realize that, because they've been talking about player safety so much. It's like, two games in five days doesn't seem like you care about player safety. Rovell fired back at the players on his Twitter account, claiming they also benefit from the league's advertising and that media appearances are just as important for their salaries.

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