Football Player Sues Hanes; Says It Can't Fire Him Over Controversial Things He Said On Twitter
from the freedom-of-speech-is-different-than-contractual-relationships dept
NFL player Rashard Mendenhall is suing Hanes for dropping his sponsorship deal, after he said some controversial things on Twitter about the Osama bin Laden killing. Hanes points to a “moral clause” that was in its contract with Mendenhall. In response Mendenhall says that he should have a right to express his opinions. I can’t see this going very far. Mendenhall certainly has a right to express his opinions, but none of that means that Hanes has to continue working with him. There’s some argument that the morals clause is “broad and ambiguous,” making it unenforceable, but that seems like a stretch.