Bergesen, the CEO of Oiselle, states that "In my experience, in talking with other sponsors and industry leaders, reductions, as well as option years, are viewed as being abusive to athletes."
Williams, the global sports marketing manager for Brooks, wrote "in the twelve years that I have been at Brooks, we have not signed any athletes to a contract with reductions. In at least one instance, the athlete told me that this was one of the reasons he decided to endorse Brooks."
The athlete in that case was presumably Symmonds.
Read all three briefs below.
Sally Bergesen Affidavit
Nick Symmonds Affidavit
Jesse Williams Affidavit