Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Melvin Gordon, Amari Cooper Sign Deals with Nike

April 17, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Melvin Gordon, Amari Cooper and Todd Gurley all joined the same team before the 2015 NFL draft.
Darren Rovell of ESPN.com reported Friday that all five signed with Nike. Mariota, Winston and Cooper are locks to be first-round picks, and either Gurley or Gordon could be the first running back taken in the first round in several years. Rovell's source did not disclose details of the contracts.
Winston is currently facing a civil lawsuit for sexual assault allegations, as reported by Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times, although he was never criminally charged.
Will Brinson of CBS Sports believes that Nike signed the eventual top pick in the upcoming draft in Winston, writing: “The 'everyone's bored two weeks before the draft so let's try and add some drama to a boring top pick' thing that's happening right now is an adorable annual tradition, but it's unlikely the Bucs are going to leave course at this stage of the ga...

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