Networks reject another ad under the influence of the NFL

From Deadspin:

In rejecting the NFLPA’s ad from the game that NFLPA sponsors, CBS told George Atallah, assistant executive director of external affairs for the NFLPA, that they “didn’t want to get involved with the labor negotiations.”

Atallah suggested to Advertising Age that CBS College Sports Network’s decision “is clearly indicative of the relationships the networks have with the league.” He is alluding, of course, to the fact that CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, and DirecTV will all continue to pay their NFL contracts in 2011, even if the (very likely) lockout means that those networks aren’t showing any games.