Robert Griffin III wrote ‘Heart’ on his undershirt to cover up a Nike swoosh

Robert Griffin III is such a dedicated adidas endorser that he will go to great lengths to ensure he’s not associated with other brands’ products.

RG3 was seen warming up in the Superdome before the Skins’ season opener against the Saints on Sunday wearing a long-sleeve shirt with the word “Heart” written down his chest. The message wasn’t there specifically as a self-reminder; it was there to serve a practical purpose.

As Paul Lukas of UniWatch pointed out, Griffin wrote “Heart” on his undershirt to cover up a Nike swoosh.

Griffin has been sponsored by adidas for months, appearing in commercials and even selling Redskins brand adidas socks since the draft.

We already knew that Griffin was extremely business-savvy, but this takes it almost to another level. Quite a creative way to spin the message, wouldn’t you say?

Photo credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
H/T Dan Steinberg

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  • 530surfer

    “We already knew that Griffin was extremely business-savvy,” are you serious?Nike is probably loving it…By doing that he brought more attention to Nike than if he had done nothing. We are now all looking at the Nike cover up…lol Adidas will most likely ask him to please stop “helping” Nike “free” marketing campaign.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000235871336 Mike Marshall

    What a Joke! Watch within Three Years his Contract with the “less popular” Adidas brand will falter & Phil Knight & “Team Nike”, will “Inherit” RGIII, (if he isn’t already ‘out of Football’ due to SERIOUS Injury).  Just “One (well informed) Fans’ Opinion”  By the way, I am Marketing Director for “Team Nike” in Western Europe!! 

  • Insider_11

    Wow (shaking my head)..such a generalized comment from a Nike Marketing Director in Western Europe…where Nike are clearly ‘less popular’ than adidas!! 

  • ctcsme

    Could have done a better job as the swosh is still visible. Adidas has been made shoes longer than Nike, so doubt they will falter.

  • Thegreatoneandonly

    Questionable Marketing Director commenting on Yardbarker claiming to be well informed? That’s the joke.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002233343089 Holly Anderson

    Business Savvy???  give me a break, he put on a NIKE’s shirt, “drew” attention to it and he has a contract with THAT OTHER COMPANY – which one was it?  lol  let’s just say that other company sees he’s wearing NIKE and now they can sew him – yeah, that’s business savvy alright – lol  ….let me explain to you what business savvy would be, if he drew the OTHER COMPANY AS A SHOE stepping on the NIKE symbol drawn up to be a bug = that’s business savvy…..  because we would all see that other company logo on the shoe and NIKE’s would look like a dead bug – lol

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JABWB47EJYTJNBVUBLLAZDJC5E Con

    Y’all do realize that the NFL is being equiped by Nike so RG3 or Peyton  Manning (Reebok) would have no choice but to wear Nike apparel.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZQ2SUQA76C2OXGAD7BUFYX725M mike

    Sure you are.;o)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZQ2SUQA76C2OXGAD7BUFYX725M mike


  • http://twitter.com/RoseDucharme Rose

    I still like the “sew” comment… yes they have no choice but to wear it, but it could have more cleaverly disguised—  maybe the “swoosh” could have been made into the “s” in addias

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MP624MOFIORGCV7SKLMIWNJZT4 Justin Jones

    No, if the team is sponsored by nike, that is something he cannot control, he has to wear those jerseys, warmups etc. And it’s not a conflict of interest, notice he wears adidas cleats.