Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The very specific rules on which products NFL prospects can have visible in their draft day streams

Action Network:

Prospective draftees will receive a welcome kit of products from NFL partners, including the following PepsiCo products: Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Bubly, Gatorade and Frito Lay snacks such as Cheetos, Doritos and Tostitos. Mars candy will also be included, which means Skittles, Snickers and M&M’s.

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Players’ clothing is also being closely dictated: They cannot wear logos of any brand other than an NFL team or an official league partner such as Nike, Adidas, Under Armour or New Era. Their clothing is also expected to be clean, free of liberal or hate speech, and cannot make a political statement. References to alcohol, drugs or gambling (including poker) are prohibited as well.

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In 2017, Athletes First — marketers for Missouri defensive end Charles Harris — sold a deal to Jack Link’s Beef Jerky for its mascot, the Sasquatch, to appear in the background of Harris’ shot when he got drafted 22nd overall by the Miami Dolphins. Jack Link’s didn’t have an official deal with the league.

Here's footage of the sasquatch celebrating with Harris on draft day: