Nike claims Culpepper violated his contract

July 3, 2002
MINNEAPOLIS -- Nike Inc. is suing Minnesota Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper to prevent him from doing an advertisement for rival sports apparel maker Reebok International, Ltd.

In the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Oregon last Thursday, Nike argues that Culpepper renewed his contract with Nike in October 2001, but violated that contract when he agreed to do an ad for Reebok.

The complaint says Nike would suffer serious, irreparable harm if Culpepper ...

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