Michael Strahan has to drop endorsement deals for 'Good Morning America'

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Michael Strahan's "Good Morning America" gig will force him to step away from lucrative endorsement deals, TheWrap has confirmed.

An ABC News spokesman said the company bans its employees from pitching products, and the former NFL player is no exception, meaning he'll have to walk away from deals with Subway, Pizza Hut, Metamucil, Snickers, Dr. Pepper and Right Guard when the current contracts expire.

"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," the network said in a statement to the New York Post.

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New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan celebrates after sacking Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trent Dilfer during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants beat the Seahawks 9-6. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan (92) recovers a fumble by New York Jets running back Richie Anderson, left, in the fourth quarter at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Aug. 20, 1994. (AP Photo/Luc Novovitch)
New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan smiles after practice in the bubble Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in East Rutherford, N.J., as the Giants prepare for the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
New York Giants' Michael Strahan (92) flexes his muscle after sacking Houston Texans quarterback David Carr during the first quarter Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
New York Giants Michael Strahan and Tiki Barber share a laugh prior to the start of a combined practice with the New York Jets at the University at Albany, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jon Winslow)
Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells, right, and New York Giants Michael Strahan (92) greet each other after their game in Irving, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 16 , 2005. The Cowboys won in overtime 16-13. (AP Photo/Amy Conn-Gutierrez)
New York Giants' Michael Strahan reacts to the fans as he leaves the field after the Giants beat the Arizona Cardinals, 42-19, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Michael Strahan of the New York Giants laughs as he answers a question during a press conference to promote the Pro Bowl during festivities for Super Bowl XL in Detroit Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan reacts after sacking Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Brunell during second quarter NFL football Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants beat the Redskins, 19-3. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
New York Giants' Michael Strahan talks to the media after football practice Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, in East Rutherford, N.J. Strahan returned to practice for the first time since he decided to end a holdout and play for the New York Giants this season. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan answers questions during a news conference after practice at Giants Stadium Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants will play the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan video tapes member of the media before answering questions during a media availability, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 in Chandler, Ariz. The Giants play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday, Feb. 3 in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan walks onto the field at the start of football practice Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008 in Tempe, Ariz. The Giants play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan shows the Vince Lombardi Trophy as he rides through the Super Bowl victory parade Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Gary He)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, left, and Michael Strahan celebrate the Giants' 17-14 win over the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl XLII football game at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008 in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
New York Giants Michael Strahan talks about his retirement from football during a news conference at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Tuesday, June 10, 2008. Strahan says his decision to retire after 15 seasons arose from a desire to leave on his own terms _ and finishing with a Super Bowl title didn't hurt. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
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Strahan recently left "Live with Kelly and Michael," which does not fall under ABC News like "GMA," which blocks employees from endorsing products to avoid potential conflicts of interest.

Strahan shocked the TV world earlier this year when it was announced he would leave "Live" for a more prominent role on "GMA." Ripa was reportedly upset about the situation and skipped a fews shows until things were worked out behind the scenes. "Live" is currently using a variety of guest co-hosts as they search for a full-time replacement.

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