D. Sanders's Newspaper Column on Vick Controversy Pulled
The NFL Network prohibited one of its analysts, Deion Sanders, from having a column published in a Florida newspaper over the weekend to defend his views on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick.
Sanders wrote in his previous weekly column for the Fort Myers News-Press that he was "more concerned about bringing to justice someone who killed a human." The column prompted accusations that Sanders was defending Vick, who's facing federal dogfighting charges in Richmond.
Sanders's response was to appear in Sunday's edition of the paper, but sports editor Ed Reed wrote that the NFL Network had exercised its right in Sanders's contract to prevent the column from being published.
"Understandably, the NFL did not like that one of the faces of its network was being portrayed as a Vick apologist," Reed wrote.
By Mark Maske |
July 30, 2007; 1:53 PM ET
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