When the NFL goes public, a lot of brands are in trouble
Bogo, the shoe company founded by former NFL player Branden Albert, is facing a legal battle with the NFL after a video surfaced of an employee allegedly trying to buy women’s heels.
The league issued a statement Friday night saying the company has “serious concerns” about a report that a former employee made an effort to buy shoes.
“The NFL is aware of the report and is investigating,” the league said in a statement.
“As soon as we learn of any information that raises questions, we will make it known.”
Branden Albert told the Houston Chronicle in November that he had made a sale of some of his company’s shoes and was trying to get some more.
He also said the company’s relationship with the league has “always been positive and good.”
The NFL has not responded to multiple requests for comment.
In November, the league told Albert he was fired from the company because he violated league rules regarding employee harassment and misconduct.
Branden told the Chronicle that he left the company in 2015 because he felt uncomfortable working with NFL teams on social media and other matters.
The company said Albert was not fired for his social media activities.