One’s loss might be another’s gain.
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall lost two endorsement deals following his decision to take a knee during the national anthem, but he has gained another.
Music tycoon Russell Simmons is offering Marshall a deal with one of his companies.
The Broncos linebacker announced the deal on his Instagram page on Tuesday night.
Simmons also discussed the deal on his Instagram page.
“I am grateful for his and other athletes’ courage in standing up against injustice,” Simmons posted.
The Air Academy Federal Credit Union ended their endorsement deal amid the linebacker’s Week 1 protest. CenturyLink followed suit soon after.
When Marshall announced he lost his second endorsement deal he vowed to keep standing up for what he believed in.
“I just lost another endorsement,” Marshall said last week, according to ESPN. “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.”
Marshall reportedly met with Denver law enforcement on Tuesday to discuss the disconnect between minorities and law official.
In football related news, Marshall did receive a bit of bad news on Wednesday. The NFL fined the linebacker $24,309 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Cam Newton, per ESPN.