Should Brands Bryant Endorses Keep him on?

Essay by Nokaoi5University, Bachelor'sA+, March 2004

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Kobe Bryant has been in the spotlight for many weeks now with controversy dealing with being charged with sexual assault and false imprisonment. These charges also raise questions about Bryant's endorsement deals, and whether or not he would be in breach of contract. The following states a summary of the case against Kobe Bryant as well as a legal analysis of the case.

Summary of the Kobe Bryant Case

The Facts- On June 30, 2003, without informing the Lakers, Kobe Bryant took a private flight to Eagle, Colorado, where he was to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in nearby Vail. At approximately 10:00 p.m., Bryant and three male associates check into a lodge about half-way between Eagle and Vail. Bryant used the alias, "Javier Rodriguez." Around 11 p.m., a 19-year-old woman, who works as a concierge at the lodge went off duty. Around this same time, Mr. Bryant made a phone call to his Newport Beach home, where his wife and daughter were.

Sometime before midnight, the 19-year-old woman went to Bryant's room and stayed for an undetermined period of time. The next morning, Kobe underwent surgery on his knee then returned to the lodge. At approximately noon, the accuser and her parents went to the Eagle County Sheriff's Department to report the sexual assault. She was then taken immediately to Vail Valley Medical Center to have tests done. At 11:30 p.m. the Eagle County Sheriff's Department arrived at Kobe's room to investigate and look for evidence. At 2:30 a.m. on July 2nd, Bryant was taken in a sheriff's patrol car from the Lodge & Spa to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, 52 miles away. His three associates followed in a taxi van. Meanwhile, sheriff's investigators retrieved a hotel computer printout of Bryant's room purchases and phone...