Pittsburgh Steelers Antonio Brown’s Agent Sued for Double-Dealing
Exclusive Supplements Inc. (“ES”), a sports and nutrition supplement company, filed a lawsuit against an NFL agent for inducing Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown to breach the non-compete provision of the endorsement agreement Brown signed with the company in November 2014.
The complaint was filed on March 24, just one day after Glukos, a sports nutrition brand, announced that Brown signed on to be on “Team Glukos.” The court document alleges that Brown’s agent Rosenhaus Sports Representation (“RSR”) induced Brown to enter into the Glukos endorsement agreement even though it was fully aware of the non-compete provision of the ES contract.
In addition to compensatory damages in excess of $75,000, ES is also asking the court to issue an emergency temporary restraining order that would prevent Glukos from using Brown’s image and likeness.
According to Micahel Hughes, an attorney representing ES, his client is not suing Brown himself because the company believes that Brown was simply misled by his agent to sign the deal.