NFL to Stop Selling Images of Illegal Hits
But the league, which has glamorized the sport's violence and used it as a selling point, faced a conundrum when KDKA-TV discovered that ReplayStore.com, which holds the license to sell photos from NFL games, was selling images of illegal hits given by James Harrison and Brandon Meriweather in Week 6. Both players were fined for their hits.
Pro Football Talk is reporting that the league has vowed to stop selling images of illegal hits.
"We regret the mistake," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in an e-mail to PFT. "The photos will be taken down and we will ensure that no photos of illegal plays will be available again. An outside vendor uses an automated process to post photos for sale to fans. We will fix the process immediately."
Attempts to purchase the pictures in question now lead to a page that says, "This photo is no longer available."
FanHouse TV's LeCharles Bentley wants the players to be protected and those who play outside the rules to be punished, but senses a bit of a contradiction from the league. He explains to Pat McManamon in the latest edition of NFL Two-a-Days on FanHouse TV.