You'd have to have a heart of straight rocks to not be inspired by Louisville's victory over Duke last weekend after witnessing the traumatic leg injury Kevin Ware suffered on court. Adidas knew this, too, so it's understandable they'd sell those "Ri5e to the Occasion" shirts with the "5" representing Ware's number. Did you cop? If you didn't, that's too bad because adidas has announced it stopped selling them because of a "logo issue." Rob Carey, "a partner of Hagens Berman Sobol and Shapiro and co-lead counsel on the case," according to ESPN, broke down the situation in pretty black and white terms:
"The fact that there is money going to the scholarship fund doesn't change things," said Rob Carey, a partner of Hagens Berman Sobol and Shapiro and co-lead counsel on the case. "If they didn't ask for Ware's permission, they can't sell the shirt, and if they did ask for his permission and he said, 'Yes,' that would be an NCAA violation and he would no longer be eligible.
If you're disappointed, this should brighten up your mood.