How healthy is it for ESPN to approved an endorsement deal for pretend reporter Jenn Brown to work as a spokesperson for GNC nutritional products?
The company has apparently given her muscle to do so after setting down new guidelines for on-air personalities who have promotional deals with companies, particularity trying to avoid a conflict of interest if they provide goods and services to teams or athletes that are “regularly covered” by ESPN.
“Having been a student athlete throughout my life, participating as an honor student in diving, volleyball, basketball, softball and track and field in high school and as a NCAA softball player at the University of Florida, I know and understand the value of education, health and nutrition,” Brown said in a statement. “Being part of the GNC team, I am looking forward to continuing my efforts to inform, educate and inspire fellow fitness enthusiasts on living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.”
Maybe she can get some folks at ESPN deals on creatine next time she stops into the local mall? Or at least some FDA-approved diet pills?
The GNC press release (linked here) also refers to Brown as a “two-time Emmy Award winning sports journalists” who is an L.A.-based reporter. So maybe we’re thinking of someone else then.