Under Armour, Julio Jones Part Ways with One Year Left On Contract
Under Armour and Atlanta Falcons superstar wide receiver Julio Jones have officially mutually parted ways with a year remaining on their contract.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Under Armour spokesperson Dean Stoyer confirmed on Saturday that Jones had left the brand after Jones was sporting Nike shoes on the sideline during Friday’s preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Per Rovell, Jones has worn Under Armour cleats during Falcons’ training camp because he still felt more comfortable in the shoes after exploring other brands, adding that Jones can cover up the logo since there’s no longer a deal in place between the brand and the elite receiver.
Jones initially signed with Under Armour back in 2011 prior to being selected with the 6th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by Atlanta.
As of this writing, Jones has not inked a new deal with an apparel brand.