go to MSN.com
Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14

The topic of sports apparel companies making a profit by using Divison-1 athletes to sell products has been heavily debated over the years. Under no circumstances are college athletes allowed to be paid or receive “improper benefits,” yet their jersey numbers are plastered all over merchandise that is constantly flying off the shelves. It appears Louisville sophomore Kevin Ware is no exception. Ware’s incredibly gruesome leg injury has been the talk of the nation since the Cardinals defeated Duke in the Elite 8 on Sunday evening. The team has decided to honor him with these warmup jerseys at the Final Four, and it looks like Adidas has decided to pay tribute to Ware by profiting from his injury with the T-shirt you see above. You can pre-order your very own “Ri5e to the Occasion” shirt today, which is currently selling for $24.99 on the Louisville athletic website. When contacted by Larry Brown Sports, an employee from Louisville’s online apparel shop said that there has been no indication that proceeds from the shirt are going to support medical bills or any type of charity. The employee did mention that the shirts were not created “internally” and had come directly from Adidas. Paying these young men and women would be insane, but profiting off someone’s horribly broken leg is great business. Related posts: Louisville to pay tribute to Kevin Ware with warmup jerseys at Final Four (Picture) Kevin Ware lays in hospital bed with the NCAA Midwest Regional trophy (Picture) Kevin Ware gets a new dog and names it ‘Scar’ (Picture)

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
1 Comment:
  • The thing is - most U of L fans don't see this as a way for the university to make money, most fans see this as a way to support our team and support Kevin Ware. And besides - here is a local U of L shop that is selling "Rise for 5" t-shirts and what they are doing with the proceeds - Fan Outfitters Louisville To all of your questions. The University of Louisville is covering all of the medical expenses. See here: http://bit.ly/10wKwRg In addition, we love our Cardinals and would never take advantage of them. A portion of the proceeds go directly to the UofL Scholarship fund, as does a majority of our licensed product. We just don't share that publicly. We hope this answers your questions.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Eagles trying to trade Marcus Smith for another duck?

Chris Paul-Blake Griffin no longer a fragile relationship

Marijuana reportedly found in Jon Jones' car after crash

Did Olynyk cost Celtics a chance at landing Love?

Adam Wainwright injury leaves innings void for Cardinals

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Cowboys not in running for Adrian Peterson

Kevin Love injury a powerful argument for playoff reform

Jon Jones wanted for questioning in hit and run

Pitcher throws perfect game with 23 strikeouts, still loses

Will LaMarcus Aldridge leave the Portland Trailblazers?

Wizards sweep listless Raptors

Wizards made Raptors look bad while remaking themselves

Previewing Game 7 showdown between Islanders and Capitals

WATCH: Rick Carlisle tapes mouth shut so he can't rip refs

NFL Draft 2015: Ranking the quarterbacks

Greg Hardy faces teammate, Cowboys locker room leak

Top 10 storylines for the 2015 NFL Draft

Paul Pierce burns Raptors fans with epic troll job

Yes, ESPN2 is airing video games

WATCH: Former NBA’er Darko Milicic is enjoying life

WATCH: Alex Gordon leaps into stands for incredible catch

WATCH: JR Smith ejected for hitting Jae Crowder in face

WATCH: Kevin Love leaves Game 4 with shoulder injury

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Eagles trying to trade Marcus Smith for another duck?

If we have learned anything about Chip Kelly since he took over as the personnel boss for the Philadelphia Eagles, it’s that he’s willing to part with any player on the roster. It doesn’t matter if you’re a franchise quarterback, one of the best running backs in the NFL, an All-Pro center, or a draft bust, everybody can be moved. Now it sounds like another Eagle is on the...
Via cover32
1 hour ago

Chris Paul-Blake Griffin no longer a fragile relationship

The Los Angeles Clippers are supposedly a team riddled with personality issues. Chris Paul is apparently a jerk. Austin Rivers is daddy’s little boy. Blake Griffin hates Chris Paul because Chris Paul is a jerk. Fun stuff like that. Los Angeles struggling in the first few games of its series against the San Antonio Spurs didn’t help matters, either; nor did a few late-season...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 hour ago

Marijuana reportedly found in Jon Jones' car after crash

Police reportedly found marijuana inside a rental car that was registered to Jon Jones shortly after the car was involved in a hit and run on Sunday morning in Albuquerque, N.M. According to a police report obtained by TMZ, an off-duty police officer and other witnesses saw a man flee the scene of the crash...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
58 minutes ago

Did Olynyk cost Celtics a chance at landing Love?

Kevin Love was not in a forgiving mood Sunday night, but could his anger at Kelly Olynyk spill over into potential free-agent negotiations this summer? That’s the question Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski explored after Love suffered a dislocated shoulder during a tie-up with Olynyk in the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 101-93 Game 4 win over the Boston Celtics...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago

Adam Wainwright injury leaves innings void for Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals took two of the three games from the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend, but the wins cannot wash over the losses the team suffered. Over three games, Yadier Molina, Adam Wainwright, and Jason Heyward all left games early due to injury. Molina did not play on Saturday or Sunday, but has […]
Via Fangraphs
1 hour ago

Report: Cowboys not in running for Adrian Peterson

The Dallas Cowboys are reportedly not interested in making a trade for Adrian Peterson. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Cowboys have no interest in making a trade for the 30-year-old running back. That could have something to do with Peterson’s age and the money he is still owed, or it could...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago

Kevin Love injury a powerful argument for playoff reform

If you were to ask 100 people in a room about the length of the NBA’s first-round playoff series, you’d get a reasonable number of responses advocating a return to the best-of-five format: This Love/Olynyk incident is a reminder of why the NBA needs to go back to best-of-5. A meaningless game led to an unnecessary injury. — Llama Buffalo Fan (@chrisskreager) April 26...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 hours ago

Jon Jones wanted for questioning in hit and run

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is wanted for questioning in an alleged hit and run that occurred Sunday morning in Albuquerque, N.M., that resulted in a woman being hospitalized. Albuquerque public information officer Simon Drobik told MMA Fighting that a woman’s car was hit Sunday morning and that the other driver fled the scene....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago

Pitcher throws perfect game with 23 strikeouts, still loses

In case you thought that a pitcher couldn’t lose while tossing a perfect game, we’re here to tell you that that is not the case. We have what happened to a high school softball pitcher Saturday as evidence to the contrary. Rachel Garcia, a senior pitcher from Highland High School (Palmdale, Calif.) and UCLA commit,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago

Will LaMarcus Aldridge leave the Portland Trailblazers?

Last night, the Portland Trailblazers fell in game three to the Memphis Grizzlies.  The loss marked their third straight resulting in Portland going down 3-0 to Memphis.  On the brink of LaMarcus Aldridge with teammate Damian Lillard elimination yet again, could Portland’s star forward be considering his options in the free agency? After all, if the Grizzlies do knock...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.