NFL Network Puts A Halt To Deion Column

Sunday, July 29, 2007


It looks like Deion's comments on Mike Vick's Dogfighting charges have got him in some hot water with the NFL Network. Their first plan of action was to pull Deion from his duties as columnist for the The News-Press in Southwest Florida....

Understandably, the NFL did not like that one of the faces of its network was being portrayed as a Vick apologist. Deion sent a column responding to the criticism to The News-Press and the NFL Network on Friday morning.

That night, I received an e-mail from Thomas George, the NFL Network managing editor, which read: “This column and subsequent variations of it (are) not approved by NFL Network. It cannot run.”
The column posted is in Sanders' online space but was written by Sports Editor Ed Reed. Reed ends the column with a quote from Deion in which he describes the NFL as a "fraternity" in which you pray for someone rather than "throw stones".

I wasn't even aware that Deion wrote a column, but this decision makes good PR sense for the NFL-N. Sanders is scheduled to continue his column but not until after this uproar dies down.

NFL Network puts hold on Deion column (The News-Press)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:40 PM

9 Comments:

Nice new look in these parts, AA. I dig it.

Dan
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Pity Da Fool said...
Jul 29, 2007, 8:00:00 PM  

Yeah, the redesign is kinda cool.

Tangent: Joe Morgan is out of our lives tonight. Love it.

Signal to Noise said...
Jul 29, 2007, 8:17:00 PM  

Thanks guys....it's a work in progress.

S2N- Isn't it great?

Jul 29, 2007, 8:33:00 PM  

slow clap for the redesign

Jul 29, 2007, 8:46:00 PM  

AA - Orel and Dusty are making for surprisingly awesome fill-ins.

Signal to Noise said...
Jul 29, 2007, 9:04:00 PM  

nice work with the new look AA

Sam said...
Jul 29, 2007, 10:29:00 PM  

Wait...my mom is a friend of AA? That doesn't make any sense...

Jul 29, 2007, 10:48:00 PM  

Looks about 100000x better. Well done.

Jul 29, 2007, 11:58:00 PM  

Yeah, we can't have Deion suggesting any notion that anyone is innocent until proven guilty.....that just wouldn't be right........yeesh. NFL (No Fun League) indeed.

t said...
Jul 30, 2007, 3:35:00 PM  

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