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WWE Star BLASTS Nike

for Signing Jon Jones

.... He's a BAD Role Model

8/9/2012 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0809_cm_punk_jon_jones_NIKEWWE superstar C.M. Punk is furious with Nike ... claiming the sportswear giant is sending a HORRIBLE message to kids by signing UFC champ Jon "Bones" Jones ... who happens to be a convicted drunk driver.

FYI -- Nike announced it signed Jones to a MAJOR global endorsement deal yesterday ... a deal likely worth millions of dollars.

But moments after the announcement ... WWE champ C.M. Punk unloaded on The Swoosh ... saying, "Let's reward more drunk drivers with endorsement deals! #responsibility."

Punk -- who doesn't drink or smoke -- is referring to Jon's DUI conviction, stemming from a May 19 incident in which Jones drunkenly crashed his Bentley into a utility pole.

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Jones apologized for the incident ... and after cutting a deal with prosecutors, his driver's license was suspended for 6 months.

So far, no comment from either Jones or Nike.

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31.

bradford    

CM Punk is just Jealous because his profession is Fake and NIKE wouldn't ever give a deal to a fake sport ....

804 days ago
32.

jeezlouise    

The media is racist and hates Caucasians so you will now see most ads showing Black and Latin families. Its the Obamanation of America. Disgusting.

804 days ago
33.

jeezlouise    

As long as he is black- they will hire him. Advertisers are liberal, racists like the media.

804 days ago
34.

Dylan     

Breaking News? Punk sent that tweet out 14 hours ago. Way to be on top of things, TMZ.

804 days ago
35.

Mets811    

I bet he's just trying to get jones to fight him to boost ratings.

803 days ago
36.

MsRita    

Role Models come from Dad, uncles not Celebrity people get a clue they are not role models.

Seems like the White wanted the contract. They passed because Black Guys are HOT

803 days ago
37.

Jason    

I wonder what his comments were during Tigers issues???

Great idea Nike. Im glad to see you are becoming more involved in MMA. Huge win for MMA.

Jon - you are da ****!!

803 days ago
38.

Jack Dude    

I HAVE TO DISAGREE WITH THIS PUNKSTER BROTHER HE DIDN'T SLAM SOMEBODY IN THE PONTIAC DOME IN FRONT OF 600 BILLIONS SCREAMING HULK... I MEAN PUNKAMANIACS DUDE. NOW THAT JON JONES GUY IS READY HE HAS BONES IN HIS NAME LIKE THAT GRAPHIC NOVEL, HE CAN BE A WORKOUT BUDDY ANYIME BROTHER THAT PINK FELLOW IS JUST A CRUISERWEIGHT WHO HAS NO BRAIN JACK

803 days ago
39.

ScottyTheWoo    

I love how you guys are calling him racist when one of his best friends is wrestler Kofi Kingston who is black

803 days ago
40.

khat    

The blithering idiot with tattoos head to toe is telling us about role models?

803 days ago
41.

khat    

A blithering idiot with tattoos head to toe wants to tell people who should be a role model?

803 days ago
42.

lilo    

who cares about this...they still endorse MICHAEL POS VICK. I haven't bought NIKE since.

803 days ago
43.

vicky86    

Punks gotta point!! Whats wrong with giving him an endorsment deal?

803 days ago
44.

Bagheera    

Yeah, this sounds like Punk. He's a punk. But punks tend to have good points. Just what kind of message is Nike sending? If the endorsement deal came a year later, that'd be different. But it hasn't even been 3 months since Jones got drunk and drove in public.

803 days ago
45.

Florida Gator Killer    

Didn't Stone Cold beat his wife and go to jail?And yet CM Punk has never said anything about that.Chris Jericho went to jail for drunkeness.

803 days ago
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