This will help you and the sponsor try to find a solution before taking any further legal action. It`s one thing to protect the brand, but what about protecting the huge sums given in referral payments and bonuses? But what about sponsorship payments already paid under the contract? Increasingly, clawback provisions have crept into sponsorship contracts. They allow the promoter to recover payments in the event of a breach. The process of negotiating these types of clauses can show whether the endorser is the right one for the brand – would a sponsor want to connect with an athlete who is deterred by a clawback provision regarding the use of performance-enhancing drugs? Sponsors should always educate their endorsers about the high standards expected of them, as well as the consequences of not meeting these expectations.