Dear NFL: Ban Ads for Violent Video Games

Dear NFL: Ban Ads for Violent Video Games

Common Sense Media, an advocacy org for parents and media content, is calling on the NBA and NFL to stop featuring advertising for violent videogames during event telecasts.


James Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense Media, sent letters to NBA commissioner David Stern and NFL commisioner Roger Goodell, calling for a moratorium on such games.


"We believe that you make many decisions to protect the image of the league, but that you are badly failing your fans in a critical area: the way the league perpetuates a culture of violence by allowing advertisers to air inappropriate ads for ultraviolent and sexually violent video games during NFL programming," Steyer wrote in his letter to Goodell. "In light of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn., we are asking you to enact a moratorium on ads for ultraviolent or sexually violent video games during your programming for the rest of the season."




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