Steelers Star Settles With Hanes Over Axed Sponsorship

Law360, Philadelphia (January 16, 2013, 3:28 PM EST) -- Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall agreed Tuesday to a settlement deal to drop his lawsuit claiming that Hanesbrands Inc. illegally dropped him as an endorser of the Champion athletic gear brand in the wake of controversial comments he made after the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Terms of the settlement were not released as part a stipulation filed in U.S. District Court in North Carolina, and attorneys for both parties did not immediately return messages seeking comment, but the deal results in Mendenhall’s suit, filed...
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