Okay, Nike. Word is that you are eager to endorse an openly gay athlete. You best get Ms. Griner on the phone.
Lindsay Kagawa Colas, who represents Griner, confirmed to USA TODAY Sports that Griner signed a deal with Nike on Saturday.
“It’s big-time, let’s just say that,” Griner said of the deal.
(This news was actually announced last week but was buried in the article)
More on Griner:
- Nike Snags WNBA Out Star Brittney Griner (Buzzfeed)
- Brittney Griner and the Quiet Queering of Professional Sports (Grantland)
- Brittney Griner’s way of coming out is progress in the sports world (Women Talk Sports)
More on Griner here at Power Forward:
- Brittney Griner And Race, Gender, Sexuality And Sports: Cross-post From Trudy At Gradient Lair
- The Heteronormativity Of How The Media Talks About Sexual Identity
- Brittney Griner: “Being one that’s out, it’s just being who you are.”
- So, the WNBA had a draft…
- More on Brittney Griner
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