Long’s year reflected those themes. After the Super Bowl, he skipped the celebration at the White House. He put his arm around an Eagles teammate who protested during the anthem. Just goes to show how the medal system gets more political the higher the award. Brown did the real JTAC work on the QRF. Shitty situation all around and my bitterness aside, all these guys were fed a shit sandwich from the get go.
I do have bi polar and ptsd, i alsi belive i hace bpd. I am very empathic to others. I can feel what they feel. And Nike is the company that got the deal in 1996 to sponsor the team and supply it with soccer shoes and uniforms.Related: How FIFA makes its billionsNike (NKE) issued a statement Wednesday saying it is very concerned about the allegations of corruption against FIFA officials and that it strongly opposes any form of manipulation or bribery.The company pointed out Thursday that the indictments “do not allege that Nike engaged in criminal conduct” or that “any Nike employee was aware of or knowingly participated in any bribery or kickback scheme.”Related: A look inside FIFA’s bribe machineTo get the deal with the Brazilian national team, the unnamed sportswear company had to deal with the Traffic Group, a sports marketing firm whose founder Jose Hawilla has plead guilty to bribing FIFA officials in order to become the middleman between the organization and various broadcasters and sponsors who wanted to strike deals with the soccer organizations.And the sportswear company agreed to pay the Traffic Group extra to get the Brazilian sponsorship deal done, according one of the indictments unsealed yesterday.The indictment said that contract called for the company to pay $160 million to the Brazilian team over 10 years.”Sportswear Company A agreed to pay a Traffic affiliate with a Swiss bank account an additional $40 million in base compensation on top of the $160 million it was obligated to pay,” according to the indictment. ” It said Traffic also billed the company for an additional $30 million in fees between 1996 and 1999.Related: Visa warns FIFA Clean up your act or elseThe sponsorship deal is relatively small change to Nike, which has $27.8 billion in annual sales and has agreed to endorsement deals with athletes worth $4.7 billion.Nike is correct that the indictment does not say that those payments by the sportswear company to the Traffic Group were illegal or were a bribe. But it does accuse Traffic Group and Hawilla of using the money to make illegal bribes to top FIFA officials.Soccer is the world’s most popular sport and has become an increasingly important part of Nike’s business, since it sells more of its products outside the United States than it does in domestic sales.