Brandon Marshall gains endorsement deal amid protest

DENVER - Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall has lost two endorsement deals in wake of his decision not to stand during the National Anthem in an effort to protest to social injustice, but he has also gained a new one.

Music mogul Russell Simmons is offering Marshall a deal with one of his companies.

Marshall put up a post on Instagram talking about the new deal on Tuesday night, writing “When one door closes, another one opens.”

 

When one door closes.. Another one opens 🙏🏾

A photo posted by Brandon Marshall (@bmarshh54) on

Simmons talked about the deal on Instagram, calling Marshall a “great American hero.”

“I am grateful for his and other athletes’ courage in standing up against injustice,” Simmons wrote. He has stood behind the Black Lives Matter movement and rallied behind new regulations against police violence.

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Simmons’ company, RushCard, will offer Marshall an endorsement deal.

This comes after both Centurylink and Air Academy Credit Union dropped Marshall as a spokesperson following his protest.

Marshall followed in the footsteps of his college teammate and now-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked a national debate after he opted not to stand during the National Anthem.
 

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