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!)
“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.