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September 27, 2013

Newton fined $10,000 for Under Armour visor clips

Cam Newton has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for wearing Under Armour visor clips on his helmet.

The infraction, a violation of the league's equipment policy, was discovered earlier this week when a Forbes.com article pointed out Newton has been wearing the clips for much, if not all, of his three-year NFL career with the Carolina Panthers.

Nike has an apparel deal with the NFL, reportedly worth more than $1 billion. Under Armour, a brand that Newton endorses, has a deal with the league that allows players to wear its cleats and gloves. Players can wear Under Armour clips, but the 'UA' logo cannot be clearly visible.

No brand can have a clearly visible logo on the clip. There were no related fines for other players.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on September 27, 2013 at 04:22 PM | Permalink

Comments

does forbes give him a free subscription for life for outing him on this one?

Posted by: charlottean | Sep 27, 2013 4:31:12 PM

BREAKING NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: big gulps | Sep 27, 2013 4:42:52 PM

Why was there even an article on this in the Forbes magazine? What on earth does this have to do with thier content?

Posted by: Smitty | Sep 27, 2013 5:25:04 PM

I am sorry, but athletes should be able to wear what they feel best improves their individual game. If Nike wants to be on the Jersey/Pants then fine but 10K is ridiculous for a clip.

Posted by: dennis | Sep 27, 2013 5:25:38 PM

Wowwwwwwwww. A real mobster!

Posted by: Gene | Sep 27, 2013 5:27:06 PM

Rules are rules Stop being a poser and learn to play the QB position!

Posted by: QB | Sep 27, 2013 6:12:55 PM

The NFL is a business. When will people get this? When a player wears anything on their jersey, it makes money and this case, the stupid pin that Cam wore made Under Armour money and the NFL does not approve this because they did not get a cut. Every other player has to abide by this and knows what they can and can't wear. Yes, it is stupid but rules are rules.

Posted by: Mark | Sep 27, 2013 6:15:14 PM

Did the equipment manager put the clips on without saying anything or did Cam tell the equipment manager to put them on???

Posted by: Scoot | Sep 27, 2013 6:36:27 PM

Interesting.Yet does violate the licensing agreement. He should be fined for wearing the stupid towel during his time on the sideline. Note the elite QBs walk the sideline talking with their skill players. Newton walks around under his pity towel.

Posted by: par404 | Sep 27, 2013 6:43:59 PM

par404 you must really just be a strict hater from last year who had nothing better to do and decided to jump on the hate Cam wagon. Cam has handled this season extremely well so far, but its just pieces of crap like you that will never let go of anything and continue to hate on this guy because you dream to have a life like his you idiot.

Posted by: BlueCity704 | Sep 27, 2013 7:06:35 PM

In other Breaking News: Cam Newton wears gatorade towel over head when Panthers beat NYC 38-0....

Posted by: zo,m | Sep 27, 2013 7:09:07 PM

So what about the other NFL players violating the same rule...or was Cam the only one fined?

Posted by: ted | Sep 27, 2013 7:20:32 PM

So I have to wonder why this article was written. It took me three times looking at the clip to see the UA on it.You've really got to be hunting to find that.

Posted by: Chief | Sep 27, 2013 8:01:08 PM

No more Forbes for me !

Posted by: Grand Pubah Bishop Leroy James | Sep 27, 2013 8:22:28 PM

So the NFL fined Cam for an infraction they didn't even catch? Morons

Posted by: Djacobs28056 | Sep 27, 2013 8:33:47 PM

What about all the other players like RG3, Marshawn Lynch that there is visual proof they wore the same UA clips?

Posted by: Andrew | Sep 27, 2013 9:17:57 PM

Scoot, the 3rd option would be Cam put them on without telling the equipment manager.

I supported picking Cam at draft time but he really needs to grow up -- a complete juvenile amongst mature men like Luck, Wilson, RG3, etc...

Posted by: NASTAR99 | Sep 27, 2013 9:29:15 PM

ESPN reports that Deangelo, Charles, and Greg weren't fined because their clips were on black facemasks and that Cam wore his on a GRAY facemask. The Panthers do not wear gray facemasks! They are Black. So for that to happen, Cam would have had to modify his helmet as well and wear different colored facemask

Posted by: Justus | Sep 27, 2013 9:33:39 PM

Hey Marky Mark,

I am a huge nfl fan but wake up. Nfl isn't a standard business, it is a nonprofit trade association filing as a 501(c)(6). The nfl league itself, not the teams, does not pay taxes. It is hiding in the tax codes. Chances are most of you reading this pay taxes but not the nfl! To say it can fine players because it is a business and that other people should wake up is a stretch. You should wake up...

Posted by: Wake up mark | Sep 27, 2013 10:26:07 PM

Players all over the league apparently violating this major rule...and only Cam is fined. Guess NFL decided to make an example out of someone to get everyone else's attention...so why not Cam?

Posted by: ted | Sep 27, 2013 10:26:36 PM

Players all over the league apparently violating this major rule...and only Cam is fined. Guess NFL decided to make an example out of someone to get everyone else's attention...so why not Cam?

Posted by: ted | Sep 27, 2013 10:26:46 PM

Poor Cam, everything he does is wrong !

Posted by: Jim gregory | Sep 29, 2013 1:52:25 PM

didn't RGIII get fined for wearing the wrong shirt in practice? I might be confusing the details, but I know it was something stupid. People wear what they want. To fine them is a.... political blah blah blah. It is stupid. grow up world.

Posted by: Gut | Sep 29, 2013 4:35:53 PM

It's called contract.

The players get paid based on the NFL's revenue sharing system that compiles the tv deal and various other marketing and product placement deals including the apparel deal with....nike?

so the league is required to regulate the rules handed to them by the highest bidder. It's absolutely no different than the players being held accountable to their schedule by their teams' coaches or owners or managers or whatever.

nike or whoever is paying the league and thus paying the players. the players are employed in part by that nike contract. so....yeah......ish makes 100% sense.

Posted by: charlottean | Sep 29, 2013 11:22:26 PM

WHAT I FIND SO FUNNY IS THAT A BUNCH OF YOU ABOVE ARE TALKIGN ABOUT HOW IMMATURE CAM IS AND THAT HE NEEDS TO GROW UP...WAIT A MINUTE. WHEN DID CAM EVEN SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THIS. NOT ONE WORD IN THIS ARTICLE POINTS TO CAM EVEN COMMENTING. WAIT LET ME GO READ IT AGAIN AND MAKE SURE.

NOPE......SO THAT SHOWS HOW JUVENILE YOU ARE TO EVEN GO AFTER HIS CHARACTER.

AS FOR THE ACT ITSELF. A MAGAZINE BLAST HIM AND HE GETS FINED FOR IT. BOY I TELL YOU, AND I BET THEY SITTING BACK LIKE OOPS MY BAD CAM... AND HE'S THE ONE THE ARTICLE IS MAINLY ABOUT THATS WHY THE LEAGUE ONLY FINED HIM. PERSONALLY I THINK SINCE THEY DIDNT CATCH IT AND IT WAS BLACKED OUT THEY SHOULD HAVE GAVE HIM A WARNING NOT A FULL FINE,. QUE CERA CERA

Posted by: PANTHERSFAN4LIFE | Oct 2, 2013 6:03:01 PM

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