Ahhhh...you beat me to it, MKay!
But anyway, here's another story on it:
Spurred by a case of "Gay" pride, Leigh Clemons tried to order a New England Patriots jersey last month online. Clemons, an assistant professor in Louisiana State University's Theater Department, had watched one of her former pupils, Patriots defensive back Randall Gay, play a key role in New England's 24-21 win against Philadelphia in Super Bowl XXXIX and wanted to show her support for the former LSU standout.
But the NFL intercepted her attempts in mid-February to buy a jersey, personalized with Gay's name on the back, from NFLshop.com, the league's official online merchandise center...
...Ironically, Clemons said, the course she taught Gay last year, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, dealt with homosexuality issues and gay awareness.
"I think it's an issue that needs to be addressed, and the NFL should be less paranoid about it," Clemons said. "My concern is that I don't want Randall to suffer from it in any way. He's just the sweetest guy in the world and a good, solid player. There's nothing he can do about his last name.
"I never thought it would amount to all this. All I wanted was the jersey."(Emphasis mine)
The PC police strike again...
Have some upset.... These are 20% of the sales at NFL team shops so I assume the fans will have a lot to say...