Found June 27, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
By now, everyone knows that Roger Goodell will go to great lengths in his quest to “protect the shield”. In an effort to purportedly protect the integrity of the league, the NFL front office engages in a number of aggressive PR moves to control the message. The latest attempt is patently absurd. Since Aaron Hernandez was arrested and charged with murder on Wednesday, his career stats have magically disappeared from his player page on NFL.com. This is ridiculous. Are we really supposed to pretend that just because Hernandez stands accused of murder that none of what he did on the football field actually happened? It’s not as if those career stats aren’t easily available elsewhere. Also, career stats still appear on the site for players who’ve actually been convicted of murder. We all understand that image is supremely important to the NFL, and protecting it is part of why it’s the most successful league on the planet. At the same time, however, going too far in order to spin the story and control the message can have the opposite of the intended effect. If anything, removing the stats from Hernandez’s profile page makes this tragic story in which a man [...]
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