Posted March 29, 2012 - 10:36
It also boils down to the NFLPA as well; since a player's name and number is on the jersey, their "likeness" is being used. Reebok's contract with the NFLPA expired March 1st, so anything new produced after that would have to be on an player-by-player basis. Manning's gave his permission since Reebok's one of his sponsors, so that's why you see Manning Broncos jerseys floating around, and also why Manning's been excluded from this suit. Tebow, however, did not give Reebok permission.