Tag:Daniel Thomas
Posted on: June 15, 2011 12:29 pm
Edited on: June 16, 2011 12:32 pm

NFL investigating porn event advertisement

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

If you’re going to feature an NFL player in an advertisement for your business or your event, you’d better not show that player in his uniform. Otherwise, the NFL, ever-vigilant about protecting its intellectual property rights, is going to pay you a visit and order ask you to stop.

Yes, that applies to you even if you’re promoting porn.

As ABC 7 News in Chicago reports, the NFL is investigating an advertisement for the Exxxotica Expo (apparently, the world’s largest gathering of porn stars that occurred last month in Chicago) that features five NFL players in uniform.

Among the players who appear in the ad for a kickoff show in Miami: Bears S Major Wright, Chiefs DBs Brandon Flowers and Eric Berry, Texans DB Kareem Jackson and Raiders WR Jacoby Ford. Also, the names of recent draft picks Daniel Thomas, Anthony Allen and Corey Liuget were featured.

For the record, Ford tweeted today: “I wasn’t even in town” for the event.

"Our legal team is reviewing the ad. In general, companies not affiliated with the NFL or its clubs may not depict a player in his uniform" NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the TV station.

All of which leads us to this important conclusion: promoting porn, no matter how pure your intentions, usually just leads you to trouble. Especially if you’re wearing an official uniform.*

*Unless the uniform is that of a pizza delivery man, a naughty nurse, etc, etc.

UPDATED 12:47 p.m. ET: Chad Speck, Berry's agent, told Pro Football Talk that Berry wasn't involved with the party.

“Eric did not attend and had no knowledge of this event, and he certainly did not approve the use of his name and image in connection with the party,” Speck said.

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Posted on: May 12, 2011 7:22 pm

Thomas could help Miami reinvent Wildcat

D. Thomas might play a little Wildcat offense for Miami.Posted by Josh Katzowitz

A few days ago, we mentioned a story that discussed the possibility of the Dolphins reinserting some elements of the Wildcat offense.

And now that Miami drafted RB Daniel Thomas in the second round, it certainly makes sense to give it a shot.

Thomas, in case you didn’t know, was a quarterback in junior college and then had pretty good success at Kansas State when the Wildcats occasionally dialed up the Wildcat offense. You might ask, “Well, the Dolphins drafted Pat White in the second round a few years back, and that was a disaster, right?” True, but remember this – Thomas is about three inches taller and 40 pounds heavier than White.

Plus, White was a quarterback and nothing more. Thomas instead would be used every once in a while at the QB spot, and he’d be better equipped than White to handle more of a pounding by the defense (he is, after all, a running back).

Recently, the South Florida Sun Sentinel asked him about the potential of running the Wildcat and if the team had talked to him about it.

"Just a little bit,” he said. “They didn't give me some of the details, but that's something I definitely can bring to the table. I ran it a lot in my two years at Kansas State. You know, I was actually a quarterback in junior college, so that's basically what I did there as well."
Yes, but can you actually throw a pretty decent pass?

"I'm good with throwing,” he said. “I can do whatever they need me to do."

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