Earlier this month, the NFL signed an exclusively deal with Bose, which banned non-Bose headphones from being worn on TV. San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, who is sponsored by Beats, defied the ruling and was recently fined $10,000 by the league. The NFL star has however once again appeared on TV wearing the same headphones, only this time, he taped over the logo on his pink Beats headphones (via BusinessInsider).
“There’s a 90-minute window after each game where players cannot promote any apparel from a company that isn’t an NFL partner. It’s an NFL policy, not a Bose policy. Just as Robert Griffin III isn’t allowed to wear Adidas gear after games because of the NFL’s deal with Nike, Kaepernick isn’t allowed to wear Beats. In a seeming effort to avoid another $10,000 fine, Kaepernick taped over the Beats logo on his pink Beats headphones after beating the Rams on Monday night.”
Here’s a close-up picture taken by CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco: