NFL Steps In It With Fantasy Ad

The NFL is a big company with a lot of moving parts. They are not all on the same page. While the Commissioner has said player safety and issues are of utmost importance to the league, another part of the operation took Jamaal Charles’ knee injury and used it in a classless manner to promote its fantasy football business.

Above is an ad that appeared earlier Thursday on It’s for the website’s fantasy football section. That picture of Charles was taken last Sunday as he rode off the field on a cart at Ford Field after suffering the torn ACL that ended his season.

The ad was eventually taken off the site, but not before it drew reaction from some fellow players. Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe tweeted: “Great job using a player’s season ending injury to promote fantasy football. Now THAT is a douchebag move. #unf—ingbelieveable”

300 Responses to “NFL Steps In It With Fantasy Ad”

  • September 22, 2011  - Matt Ticknor says:

    totally agree with Kluwe

  • September 22, 2011  - el cid says:

    No matter how much money you have, class tells. Where was our boy owner, counting his pieces of silver?

  • September 22, 2011  - ED J says:

    Agreed Bob Nfl needs to remove this ad ASAP. El cid how are u blaming Clark for this what do you have against Clark?

  • September 22, 2011  - Thomas Salmon says:

    WTF el cid? What could Clark Hunt have to do with anything in this situation?

    The NFL should immediately ask for forgiveness portraying Jamaal in such a way. Promoting the fantasy game and rejoicing in a player’s injury is in unforgiveably poor taste and is supremely insensitive to the unfortunate young man. SHAME SHAME SHAME on the NFL for this!

  • September 23, 2011  - Justin says:

    It is in poor taste but I get it as they hyped him all preseason as one of the best players for fantasy football.

    I know there are tons of people bitching about fantasy right now as they drafted JC – as a Chiefs fan I hear it a ton and somehow its my fault.

    That’s the reason I gave FF.

  • September 25, 2011  - Hope Lives In A Do-Or-Die Football Moment : says:

    [...] thing that I’d also like to say to the people behind, after watching them utilize Jamaal Charles’ misfortunes to promote their Fantasy Football [...]

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