|The NFL wants to take away RG3's heart. (US Presswire)|
If you thought it was pretty awesome that Redskins rookie sensation Robert Griffin III scrawled the word “Heart” on his chest in pregame warmups before the Saints game Sunday, there might (just possibly) have been an ulterior motive.
If you look closely at the photo above, you can see the “H” in heart is covering the Nike swoosh, and if you think that's just a coincidence, you should know that Griffin has a deal with Adidas. Apparently, Griffin isn't interested in being seen wearing Nike apparel when he's an Adidas man (Jeff Backus, for the record, approves of this idea. And so does the 1992 Olympic Dream Team).
Considering Nike and the NFL have a rather immense apparel deal, don't think this didn't escape the league's notice. And don't think they're not going to have words with Griffin (it is against NFL policy to cover up the logo).
“It won't happen again,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN.com.
Since the incident occurred in the pregame, Griffin probably won't face a fine -- probably just a stern talking-to.
Meanwhile, the Washington Post asked Griffin about the undershirt incident.
“I have not heard from the league yet,” Griffin said while smiling. “That's all I'll say about that.”
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