If this is true, it is absolutely crazy!
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From his talents on the football field to the TV screen, Michael Strahan has proven himself to be a jack of all trades — and the face of many products!
Over the years, the former New York Giants player has scored paid spokesperson gigs for the likes of Subway, Pizza Hut, Right Guard, Dr. Pepper, Vaseline, and even Metamucil!
But now that the TV personality has joined Good Morning America full time, the only commercials he's allowed to be in are promos for the ABC morning program!
According to Page Six, Strahan will have to drop his endorsement deals as part of his contract for a full time position on GMA!
When Strahan abruptly left LIVE! With Kelly and Michael for GMA, he became an employee under the ABC News division, which has strict rules forbidding staffers from endorsements.
LIVE! isn't under the same rules, which is why Kelly Ripa is rolling in the dough from her endorsements with Colgate toothpaste and Electrolux appliances.
An ABC rep said Strahan's endorsement deals will end "in the next few months" and will not be renewed, releasing the statement:
"Michael's endorsements are set to expire in the next few months and won't be renewed. His clothing line [with J.C. Penney] will continue, and he's held to the same disclosure standard as anyone else at ABC News."
We shouldn't be feeling too bad for him.
Not only will Michael's suit line for J.C. Penney continue, but he will also be keeping busy being the host of the newly relaunched game show The $100,000 Pyramid.
But it looks like his deodorant commercial days are over!
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