Players deny involvement in Exxxotica Expo

Hours after news broke that several NFL players appeared in an ad for a porn event called Exxxotica Expo, the players have released statements saying they had no involvement in the event and didn’t know their names and images would be used to advertise it.

Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson released the following statement: “I wanted to clarify an event that took place on May 20th at Club Play in Florida. I authorized my name to be used at that club with the understanding that it was going to be a party hosted by NFL Players. It was never explained to me or did I ever authorize my name or likeness to be associated with Exxxotica Expo 2011. I am appalled that my name and likeness were used in that capacity. In addition, I never authorized the use of my likeness or picture in my NFL uniform. I apologize to the Houston Texans, their fans and family if I caused any embarrassment. I am sincerely sorry.”

We’ve received virtually identical statements from other players including Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers, Bears safety Major Wright, Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas and Chargers defensive end Corey Liuget.

The next Exxxotica Expo takes place in Chicago in July. If you were planning to attend because you hoped to meet an NFL player, you might be disappointed.

UPDATE: As noted by ArrowheadPride.com, the fact that Flowers re-tweeted a tweet saying he would attend a porn star extravaganza on May 20 calls into question Flowers’ claim that he objected to the use of his name in connection with the event.

35 responses to “Players deny involvement in Exxxotica Expo

  1. It was a party hosted by NFL players. It was just after the fact that they did their homework? I’ll believe it when they sue the place out of business. If not, you know they knew.

  2. I was there picking out some roast beef curtains. They were on sale. Sloppy joes ftw!

  3. Yes because I would go to a porn exhibit in hopes if meeting a second string football player….

  4. Now that the lockout could be lifted soon, the extra porn income is no longer necessary.

    Just kidding, I actually believe these guys didn’t realize this would happen and didn’t authorize the use of their names.

  5. Wait a second, did this article mention the Texans have a cornerback???!!! Must of been a typo.

  6. You guys have totally been snubbing Anthony Allen… you haven’t mentioned him in any of the three-four articles you have on this, and he released a note of clarification as well

  7. The next Exxxotica Expo takes place in Chicago in July. If you were planning to attend because you hoped to meet an NFL player, you might be disappointed.

    I’m sure that Joe Cullen is making travel arrangements as he reads this post…..

  8. Players are not allowed to sign away the use of their jersey in any contract unless the NFL franchise also consents. I’m not a lawyer, but I’ll bet the Expo bent a few promises/permissions when they picked the photos to show.

  9. I’m so sorry…not! This is my evil work. I just needed some material to help promote my new fembot videos.

  10. everyone of them were probably getting ho
    sauce for the bbq at Kareem Jackson’s house
    this weekend. Hey, who says he’s second string.
    Dude, didn’t you see how high up he was drafted?
    hahaha backup for thrid string at best.

  11. “the players have released statements saying they had no involvement in the event and didn’t know their names and images would be used to advertise it.”

    Note: Jackson didn’t say he had “no involvement in the event.”

  12. The guys were all promised free Penis Exxxtentions in exchange for their participation.

  13. The bad news for these guys is that they’re going to lose the respect of all those people who previously looked to them as role models.

    The good news for these guys is that they’re going to gain the respect of all those boys and men who now look to them as role models.

  14. To be honest porn stars and pro athlete groupies aren’t that far from each other on the scale.
    The difference is the porn stars get paid to have sex on camera and the groupies give it away for free.

  15. The NFL needs to worry about getting a deal done, not some stupid porn event. These guys are over 18 and allowed to attend these events. WTFC!!!! Get over it and work on putting a F’ing product on the field next year.

  16. They are adults. Most U.S. adults are willing consumers of porn. What is the problem? I can think of many worse things that pro athletes could be ( and have been) associated with, many that are a lot more harmful than porn.

  17. Roger will be very exxxplicit with these guys in pointing out the errors of their ways. His tirade may well be loaded with exxxpletives.

  18. I can’t help but suspect if the cost of advertising this event through sports media was actually higher than the potential legal costs of deliberately inciting this scandal knowing that in the era of non-stories in the locked-out NFL, they’d get themselves a home run in national coverage with player controversy.

    Deliberate legal violation, which in the internet era produce instant, nationwide attention, is fast becoming a money-saving alternative to formal advertising

  19. Man, all my friends went to the Exxxotica Expo 2011 and all I got was some lousy blow-up doll!

  20. Other NFL players under contract have been hangin’ with the porn stars. Terrell Owens did promo, there were others. It sends a sleazy message to young fans. The “heroes” they look up to carry guns, hang with hoes, wear outrageous bling, and act like gangster-rappers. The morals cause in their contracts could be used to stop this, but if it is a very good player, the team will tiptoe through incidents, and that’s it. Weak, disgusting, but true.
    They lie, and cheat.A great message for the youth of today.

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