Registered: May 2003
Local time: 01:28 PM
Location: Delta House
Posted: 2 hours ago
Banned NFL jerseys list causes uproar
Note: Some terms may be considered objectionable.
Among the banned terms: Pimpjuice, Barf, 420, Budweiser, He Hate Me, Dahmer, Carruth and even Dome.
The Daily News reported the controversy began shortly after the Super Bowl, when Louisiana State professor Leigh Clemons tried to purchase a Patriots jersey with "Gay" on the back. Clemons' former student, Randall Gay, was a rookie cornerback with the Super Bowl champion Patriots.
Masonson told the Daily News the league is reluctant to offer more than fans' names or nicknames on personalized jerseys because it doesn't want to offend or cross the lines of good taste. When the site was created several years ago, a dirty word filter ? similar to those used by many E-commerce sites ? was installed to keep things clean. Other words and phrases were added after NFL fans tried to purchase jerseys with risque names or phrases.
Personalized jerseys account for 20 percent of the NFLShop.com's $60 million in annual revenues.
Sampling of NFL's Banned List
Now I can't get that #69 Lesbian jersey I always wanted.