I cant blame the guy, if someone waved $25,000 in my face, Id take it too. I dont like the idea of powerlifting having the same mass marketability that bodybuilding does, as it brings in a lot of weekenders and dumbs down the sport as a whole.
Who gives a shit. They have been involved in bodybuilding forever. Whatever brings attention and money to the sport, and especially money that goes directly to the lifters in the form of sponsorships, is fine by me. Look what Met-RX has done for Pudz.
Yes..... I mean Nascar got big sponsorship from cigarettes and alcohol. Almost any large corporation has unethical business practices to someones definition of it.
If you don't personally feel like you would want to support and be supported by a company than you have the right to do so. But in a sport like powerlifting with very very little sponsorship and support for the athletes you of course would have a lot less say in this.
But with one sponsorship hopefully it brings more and other "better" companies may take notice. It can only help the sport....