UCF Athletics learned last evening, through an email from an Associated Press reporter seeking comment that its contract with adidas, as its shoe, apparel and equipment provider, would not continue.
UCF Athletics was engaged in legal discussions with adidas concerning the partnership and its future. UCF Athletics, as of this afternoon, has not heard from adidas regarding its current and future relationship with the corporation. It is UCF Athletics’ intention to fully discuss the matter and to provide information and detail as soon as it receives notice from adidas concerning its contract status.
Until such time, UCF Athletics is unable to make further comment.
UCF Athletics comment concerning student-athlete Marcus Jordan
During Marcus’ recruitment to UCF we received assurances from adidas that he would be permitted to wear his father’s footwear without ending the adidas–UCF athletics sponsorship. The student-athlete relied on those assurances and is in no way responsible for the present circumstances. We are proud to have Marcus in our program and on our basketball team. He has handled a very public matter with an impressive level of maturity.
Source: UCF Athletics, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009.