red dre beats headphones Winston choosing Beats over league
As NFL players, all are permitted to have endorsement contracts with Beats and other companies that aren’t league sponsors, but the league has cracked down on players in the past for wearing the competition’s headphones.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has an endorsement deal with Beats, said he was fined $10,000 by the NFL for wearing a pink pair for breast cancer awareness at a press conference in October. He covered the logo up with tape at a later appearance.
Brian McCarthy, an NFL spokesman, said the league’s restriction on public display of Beats or the items of other non sponsors applies only to post game interviews.
“Players are aware of the policy. It’s reiterated throughout the year, at the beginning of the season, and that’s nothing new,” he said.
Beats by Dre was acquired by Apple Inc. last year. A month later, the NFL reached the agreement with Bose to become the league’s official headphones.