SportsCenter Will Take Liberities When Using Your Team Photo

Tuesday, June 26, 2007



A recent SportsCenter piece on Pacman Jones had a need little addition to it the other day. Apparently ESPN can pick and choose any photo it wants to use for stories on you. LTMA has all the thug lovin' details....

Adam "Pacman" Jones is a thug transcended. Apparently, no longer a football player, a gifted athlete or an ordinary young man. Just a thug. Easily identified by his mug shot. That must have been why the producers of SportsCenter thought it was appropriate to use Pacman's photo from his recent booking in Las Vegas as his official chyron photo.

It is beyond reprehensible for ESPN to use Jones' booking photo to identify him generally. Using the booking photo coupled with the Tennessee Titans logo, as if it was Jones' "official" photo, visually insinuates and reinforces that Pacman is a criminal, when in fact his "record" has no convictions.
Again, Pacman has "allegedly" done some bad stuff, and the guy hasn't been convicted of anything. And no matter how you feel about him....this is pretty unfair....


ESPN Thug Love (Leave The Man Alone)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:38 PM

6 Comments:

Waaaa, waaaa.

Anonymous said...
Jun 26, 2007, 9:11:00 PM  

While it is a lapse in judgement, in ESPN's defense, it is the only real photo without his dreads.

Jun 27, 2007, 1:26:00 AM  

He earned it, and yes, the picture is probably one of the few with the new look.

Don't cry for Pacman.

Jun 27, 2007, 2:07:00 AM  

Not seeing the problem....

Adrian said...
Jun 27, 2007, 9:51:00 AM  

I honestly would not have known it was a mug shot had somebody not pointed it out. Frankly, most athletes (myself included when I used to be an athlete....long, long ago) seem intent on making their profile pics look like mug shots. Without the uniform showing up, you probably couldn't tell the difference regardless.

Premierophile said...
Jun 27, 2007, 10:11:00 AM  

ESPN probably picked that photo because Pacman has a cleaner look than in his NFL photo, without the dreads and all.

Anonymous said...
Jul 2, 2007, 11:00:00 PM  

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