Beats Headphones Banned by the NFL…

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The NFL owns its players, and that means it controls the branding of its players.  Effective immediately, the NFL is banning all Beats by Dre during and around games, and instead giving headphone exclusivity to Bose (who paid for it).

Here’s a statement issued by the NFL this morning.

“The NFL has longstanding policies that prohibit branded exposure on-field or during interviews unless authorized by the league. These policies date back to the early 1990s and continue today.  They are the NFL’s policies – not one of the league’s sponsors, Bose in this case. Bose is not involved in the enforcement of our policies. This is true for others on-field.”


Image by Jeffrey Bealle, licensed and modified under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC by 2.0).

5 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    It is not even an American company.
    Paul should be happy.
    Did you know the first thing dre did was to buy a house in Cali.
    What is Bose going to do? put their $ in a tax haven.

    Jealous ass-driven nonsense. A petty society of thieves.
    At least everyone knows that now.

    • Lauren

      Might have something to do with all of the domestic abuse allegations against players and Dr. Dre being accused of physically assaulting a woman in the 1990s.

  2. Bobby

    This is similar to all the deals that are made between the NFL’s partners and the league. Smart thinking on Bose.

  3. Bizarro World

    Beats sucks. They are a fashion accessory; not a quality headphone.