Nike likes to keep personal matters behind closed doors and away from the public. This time they’re trying their best to avoid providing documents in a case that the federal government has against Lance Armstrong.
Currently, the government is suing Lance Armstrong on behalf of the United States Postal Service. The USPS is hoping to to get close to $30 million back in the sponsorship money that they used to pay the cyclist’s team. The Denver Post also mentions that the Nike subpoenas seek financial records from the company and documents of any discussions they had about Armstrong’s doping.
Nike responded by saying that those records contain trade secrets and should be protected by court order. They also mention that they’re irrelevant to the case.
Should Nike hand over the records if they have nothing to worry about? We will have to wait and see.
via: Sole Collector