Found June 04, 2013 on The Victory Formation:

The NFL is trying to keep attendance up at stadiums, and their latest approach is to put cameras inside the locker room of teams and show that on the large screens to increase the in-game fan experience. This is supposed to be a little extra for the fan that just spent a month’s mortgage to come to a game on a Sunday. Not surprisingly, players aren’t the biggest fans of it. Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is one of those players and is voicing his displeasure with it, feeling that it is an intrusion of players privacy: “I’m not a fan of that, and I’m not afraid to say that,” the Green Bay Packers star linebacker told USA TODAY Sports. “The availability of the athletes is already so great to fans, the organization and the media, but now to add the locker room — our one sanctuary, which is even taken over by the media — and now you throw in cameras? “You think ‘cameras in the locker room’ and what does that conjure up images of? It’s a privacy issue. I know they’re trying to give the fans more of an experience, but what more can you do? [...]


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