Reebok Asks Judge to Lift Tebow Apparel Ban
Reebok said Tuesday it can prove it wasn't selling merchandise in violation of its expired 10-year licensing deal with the NFL. The ban came after Nike filed a lawsuit last week, days after Tebow was traded from Denver to New York. Nike has NFL licensing rights. The Beaverton, Ore.-based company says it'll lose a one-time opportunity if the ban on Reebok sales is lifted. Reebok says it sold 6,000 Tebow Jets jerseys and 25,000 T-shirts, not enough to impact Nike sales.