ESPN Report: “Sweatshop Labor” Used In Making Of Cowboys Apparel

The report was featured on ESPN's Outside The Lines last Sunday

The Dallas Cowboys have come under fire this week for reasons wholly unrelated to football.

In a piece on last Sunday’s edition of ESPN’s Outside The Lines, the Cowboys were implicated in the use of sweatshop labor in the production of their apparel. Dallas is the only NFL team to handle their own merchandise, after breaking away from the rest of the league in 2002, and now have contracts with Asian and South American warehouses used also by large brands like Puma and Nike.

In the story, it’s pointed out that workers in these warehouses are routinely subject to harassment, and earn wages as low as 29 cents an hour, while the team’s apparel remains among the most popular in the league--last year, the Cowboys ranked third in the NFL in merchandise sales.

You can see the full ESPN story here.

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