Cowboys’ apparel bid to OSU draws flak Company has used sweatshop labor, student group says By Marla Matzer Rose The Columbus Dispatch Sunday October 2, 2011 7:22 AM Opponents of a potential merchandising deal between Ohio State University and the Dallas Cowboys have turned up the heat. Students Against Sweatshops, a Washington-based organization with a chapter at OSU, is making the most noise, as Ohio State considers bids to place production of apparel with a single company. Such a system would replace the numerous vendors who now make shirts, jerseys and other goods featuring the OSU logo. The group alleges that the Cowboys’ licensing arm — Silver Star Merchandising, which has signed a deal with the private University of Southern California and is aggressively seeking others schools — has used sweatshop labor, has refused to remedy the situation and is working on a cozy deal with Ohio State. Read more:http://www.dispatch.com/content/sto...2/cowboys-apparel-bid-to-osu-draws-flak.html?