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Rashard Mendenhall Won't Get Paid From Champion

Rashard Mendenhall‘s bad week isn’t over just yet.

After getting canned from Champion athletic brand for his controversial tweets about Osama bin Laden, now comes word that the company is refusing to pay out the balance of Mendenhall’s endorsement deal.

“We intend to pay Rashard through the termination of the contract, which we have dated as effective next Friday,” said spokesman Max Hall.

According to Hall, “the termination is allowed by and consistent with the language contained in the contract.”

The 23-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers running back recently signed a four-year contract extension with Champion through 2015. He first signed a deal in 2008.

 

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Vick documentary in works

Michael Vick has agreed to let Bombo Sports & Entertainment do a documentary about his life. Bombo CEO Bob Potter said the 70- to 90-minute biopic on Vick, who served time in federal prison for his involvement in a dog-fighting ring, will not gloss over the unsavory details of Vick’s past.

“I am a dog owner, so this won’t be a sugar-coating, but it should be a good film about an athlete who is fantastically talented and really polarizing at the same time,” Potter told Sports Business Daily.

Potter hopes the documentary, which does not yet have a director, can be released in time for the 2011 NFL season and perhaps air on ESPN.