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by Mike Masnick


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NFL Pushing Boundaries Of Ridiculous: Demands Photo Journalists Advertise Sponsors At Games

from the they're-just-seeing-how-far-they-can-push-it,-right? dept

The NFL really seems to be seeing just how far it can push journalists around these days. First it told them they couldn't videotape any part of the game themselves and had to use officially provided video. Then it told them that there was a limit to how much video any publication could show on its website, even if that video was filmed entirely by the publication itself. Apparently it's now moving on to abusing photojournalists as well. The NFL is now requiring all sideline photographers to wear vests advertising NFL sponsors. It seems the NFL considers the very journalists who help promote the sport as mere billboards and mouthpieces of its sponsors. Next up, perhaps it'll start requiring fans to wear advertising vests as well.

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  1. identicon
    Grakk, 26 Jul 2007 @ 5:31am

    C'mon

    I see why you're mystified... You say that sports are great, so you're basing pro sports only. Perhaps you forget the millions of us that believe pro sports can be great entertainment? It can be cheap also. I like to watch a minor league baseball team in my city. I love football (US) on TV.

    Don't toss all pro sports out because some athletes have fallen to power and money. THAT corrution hits everywhere it touches... Politics, Hollywood, Enron.. etc.

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