ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall lost two endorsement deals after taking a knee during the national anthem, but it appears he’s got a new one.
Media mogul and activist Russell Simmons reached out to Marshall in a series of posts on Instagram.
After Air Academy Federal Credit Union announced it was dropping Marshall as their spokesman, Simmons wrote, “While we respect their choice we have decided to stand with Brandon. WE NO LONGER NEED THEIR SERVICES AND WE WISH THEM WELL. ADIOS.”
“If they dropped you then we will pick you up by giving you a partnership with @rushcard!” Simmons wrote on Instagram on Monday.
RushCard is a prepaid Visa card issued by MetaBank.
On Monday, CenturyLink dropped Marshall in an endorsement deal.
On Tuesday, Simmons posted an update:
“We have spoken !!!!!! now I gotta find the money. I’m very optimistic. He is a great american hero /athlete I am eternally grateful for his and other athletes courage in standing up against injustice. #standuporsitdown” Simmons posted.
Marshall tweeted an article about the deal Tuesday afternoon. Simmons has shown support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and spoken out about racism and police brutality.
“I just lost another endorsement,” Marshall said on Twitter. “But it’s not going to make me lose any sleep. … I understand there will be things that come up, criticism and support. I just have to do what I think is right.”