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Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
TMZ Sports is reporting that former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. is suing Nike for $20 million.
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Odell claims once his original Nike deal expired in 2017, he considered jumping ship to Adidas ... who offered him a huge contract. Not wanting to lose a marquee talent, Odell says Nike exercised their right to match the Adidas deal. But, he claims the fine print was different ... and it wasn't truly the same deal.

Beckham Jr. says the way the Nike deal was structured made it nearly impossible for him to trigger very valuable extensions of the deal.

OBJ says the relationship with Nike began to sour around March 2022 when he was due a payment of around $2.6 million. But, he claims, without any warning, the company withheld more than $2 million of the payment.

He later learned Nike withheld the money because the company said he committed footwear and glove violations when he altered his equipment towards the end of last season. Read more.


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Davy15 months
He should have hired me for this lawsuit.
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DeafVallyBatnR15 months
My question is did OBJ sign the contract in front of a Notary?
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DeafVallyBatnR15 months
If the option Nike had was to extend the exact contract he had and they changed the contract. Nike probably has a problem.
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Floating Change Up15 months
Another Millionaire Victim. We all shall weep.
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cajunmud15 months
Agent's fault.
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Damathe15 months
Yep. Had to get that victim card into the statement for CYA and support from "take a knee" brigade.
Wonder if he has any other Nike Clients?
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Damathe15 months
"I look forward to resolving this issue and hope we can start a real conversation about protecting athletes and their rights. This happens too often in the sports industry and it's time for change." Gotta protect those athletes rights, people. Poor victims. Like he gives a shite about anybody else... Dude is kneel 2.0
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Woodlands Tigah15 months
While I have no doubt Nike screwed him, he should be pissed at his lawyer for not catching the "Differences in the fine print"!
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BowDownToLSU15 months
Anything bad that happens to NIKE makes me happy
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Jdublsu15 months
Kapernick
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Jdublsu15 months
Nike had to use that money to pay that ungrateful sellout American to kneel.
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ToppDogg8515 months
Just look around almost everyone is saying, “I have a right to choose “. Maybe this is what OBJ is saying as well.
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Robber DeNiro15 months
Sellout? You are still ignorant about kneeling smh.
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Jacherse15 months
All organizations, government, private, or NGO, are managed for the benefit of the managers. OBJ is learning.
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Drizzt15 months
Nike going to pay OBJ
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Barbellthor15 months
Screw those Nike racists and their critical race theory
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Morpheus15 months
Always Drama. Anyway this works out after he settles for less he screwed a big dog and other companies might not touch him if let’s say, they ever do business with Nike.

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gizmothepug15 months
I guess Nike can’t pay him because the Chinese Government decided to give the child slaves a raise.
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Cosmo15 months
Sounds like he needs a better agent/lawyer
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DVinBR15 months
A lawyer wrote that tweeted message
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Solo Cam15 months
frick them, get your paper odell
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Jizzy0815 months
That’s pretty racist of Nike
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