July 25, 2011
Mendenhall sues dropped sponsor over bin Laden tweets
After Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall said some really dumb things on Twitter about Osama bin Laden and 9/11 and forgiveness, Champion dropped his endorsement deal. No real surprise there, because any company would have probably rather had Tiger Woods at that moment.
But Mendenhall, maybe getting a little worried about his cash flow due to the lockout, thinks he got a raw deal. And he’s decided to sue Champion’s parent company over the summary termination of his contract.
The Legal Blitz has a great post talking with Benjamin Mulcahy, a partner at Sheppard Mullin, about Mendenhall’s legal claim. An excerpt:
Read the rest here. My suspicion: this contract claim will really flat.