Deadspin covered it earlier today and now Browns players like Evan Moore, Scott Fujita and Mohamed Massaquoi are busy on Twitter today retweeting a message from Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris. Harris took exception to an NFL.com website promotion for fantasy football that featured recently injured running back Jamaal Charles.
I agree with the players here. Chris Harris said the following. “It baffles me that NFL.com has taking Jamal Charles season ending or even career ending injury to promote fantasy football #perspective” Followed up by, “I just feel it’s very tasteless to use any players season/career ending injury to promote Fantasy Football PERIOD!!!!!!”
Makes me wonder what bucket the league website revenues end up in and how much the players see from it. Even if 100% of the profits ended up in player pockets, it still wouldn’t justify the flippant use of a player’s livelihood to promote fantasy football. Talk about strange and interesting times.