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Nike Apologizes After Naval Academy Says Logo Resembles Crest

In a statement, a Naval Academy spokeswoman said the academy appreciates Nike's decision to no longer use the logo

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    Nike Apologizes After Naval Academy Says Logo Resembles Crest
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    In this August 28, 2011, file photo, Michelson Hall, a building at the United States Naval Academy, is seen in Annapolis, Maryland.

    Nike Inc. apologized after the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland said the similarities between a logo for a clothing line and the academy's historic seal are undeniable.

    Nike said in a statement Friday that they don't feel it is appropriate to move forward with the collection.

    The Washington Post reports the logo is a collaboration between Nike and Undefeated, a Los Angeles sportswear line. The logo and the crest both depict a shield flanked by columns. The Undefeated's shield has tally marks while the academy's has an approaching ship.

    In a statement, Naval Academy spokeswoman Jennifer M. Erickson said the academy appreciates Nike's decision to no longer use the logo, saying the decision is respectful of the academy, its students and alumni.