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Odell Beckham Jr. Is Suing Nike, per His Official Statement

NFL WR Odell Beckham Jr. 

NFL WR Odell Beckham Jr. 

The rumors are true. NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is suing Nike, per an announcement he just published to Twitter. 

Beckham, 30, details an unfortunate experience with Nike, which he says did not honor the details and commitments of their partnership. 

The veteran free agent is now suing Nike to prevent situations like this from happening again. 

"Being a Nike Athlete and Brand Icon was a dream I've had since being a young boy. I wanted to be the next Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, LeBron James or Kobe Bryant in the Nike Family. 

"When Nike exercised its right of first refusal to match the Adidas offer and not only keep me as a Nike Athlete, but also make me one of their Brand Icons - my dream had been fulfilled.

"Unfortunately, Nike did not honor its commitments. Throughout our partnership, I have kept my promise and fulfilled my obligations to the brand. I am extremely disappointed that I've had to take these measures to ensure Nike fulfills their obligations and promises. 

"Today, I'm taking a stand not just for me, but to set a precedent for all athletes who have dedicated their life to the sport they love - especially those who don't have the means to stand up for themselves. We are held responsible for fulfilling our obligations under our contracts, but we also have to hold powerful companies like Nike accountable for honoring their commitments too. 

"I look forward to resolving this issue and hope we can start a real conversation about protecting athletes and their rights. This happens too often in the sports industry and it's time for a change. 

"As this is now a legal matter, please refer any questions to my attorney, Daniel Davillier."

Rarely do you see athletes take a stand against sports apparel giants like Nike. But Odell Beckham Jr. clearly believes Nike did not honor its commitments in their partnership. 

Nike has yet to respond to Beckham's statement.