Gatorade punished for dissing water
UNDATED (WKRC) - Gatorade is in hot water for telling gamers to avoid water, according to a report by CNN.
The controversy stems from a mobile game called "Bolt" which came out in 2012.
The opening instructions warn "keep your performance level high by avoiding water."
California's Attorney General said that violated the state's consumer protection laws by making misleading statements about water.
In a settlement announced on Thursday, Gatorade must pay $300,000 to the Attorney General's Office, $120,000 of which will fund education about the importance of drinking water and proper nutrition in kids and teenagers.
Gatorade had no comment.