NFL players can no longer wear Beats by Dre headphones on camera

NFL bans Beats by Dre
Sunday October 5th, 2014

If you enjoy seeing your favorite NFL stars rocking Beats by Dre, a popular brand of fashion accessories which also double as headphones, prepare to be hit with some devastating news. According to a recent announcement from the league, players will no longer be allowed to wear Beats on camera due to the NFL's partnership with Bose.

Take it away, spokesperson:

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.

The ban will extend to TV interviews conducted during pre-season training camps or practice sessions and on game day, and post-game interviews conducted in the locker room or on the podium.

In a statement by Beats, a company spokesperson said, “Over the last few years athletes have written Beats into their DNA as part of the pre-game ritual. Music can have a significant positive effect on an athlete’s focus and mental preparedness and has become as important to performance as any other piece of equipment.”

Why can't the #brands just get along?!


-- Stu White

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