Sunday, August 19, 2007

NFL Net: "Stifle yourself, Deion!"

The NFL's god complex appears to be worsening: Deion Sanders' local newspaper column is still on NFL Network-imposed hiatus, and nobody seems to know why. I'd like to be optimistic and say the league is censuring The News-Press out of a newfound interest in journalistic restraint, but I think that's a tad unrealistic.

It's a little more realistic to expect the league not to carry on a double standard here. But remember about a year ago, when Bryant Gumbel made some rather inflammatory remarks on his non-NFL Network media forum, HBO's Real Sports? Well, they kissed and made up, and Gumbel didn't miss a single NFL Network game or Real Sports installment.

So what gives? Where's Deion's column?

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