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NFL sends letter to club using Chris Johnson’s image in uniform

Chris Johnson AP

Exxxotica 2011 wasn’t the only party to get in hot water this week for using the images of NFL players in uniform.

John Glennon of the Tennessean noted on Wednesday that the “Aqua Lounge” in Orlando used a picture of Chris Johnson (and Mike Sims-Walker) in uniform to promote the big Dave & Dommer Mixtape release party on June 20.

(Florio has reserved a table with bottle service for the entire PFT crew. Road trip!)

The NFL has since sent a letter to the club’s promoters, and the ad has been changed.

“In general, companies not affiliated with the NFL or its clubs may not depict a player in his uniform,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. “Our office annually sends dozens of letters to third-party companies advising them that they are infringing upon club trademarks and ask that they cease from using them in promotions or advertising.”

Ah, yes. But the league didn’t previously send those dozens of letters during a lockout when we had nothing else to write about.

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2 Responses to “NFL sends letter to club using Chris Johnson’s image in uniform”
  1. jpmelon says: Jun 17, 2011 6:29 PM

    “Ah, yes. But the league didn’t previously send those dozens of letters during a lockout when we had nothing else to write about.”

    Wow, you guys are really looking for crap to write about….there was another post on a different thread with a good suggestion….it’s gonna be a ton of work, but I’d be interested to see it as well as the guy who first wrote it (yesterday I think).

    Can you make a list of the top 20 players from each team in the league and explain their contract situations. Everyone is a little confused right now because no one understands (or knows) the new free agency rules because they don’t yet exist. If you took that list and organized it by what players would be free agents if the new rules allow teams to hold onto players for 6 years, then 5 years, then 4 years…..obviously, the 4 year bracket would have all the same players that were in the 6th and 5 year bracket.

    It’d be interesting and it would make a lot of us readers sound smarter when we talk about this sort of thing. Get busy!

  2. 808raiderinparadise says: Jun 17, 2011 7:25 PM

    “Act on Deck” son

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