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NFL pulls "Slap Ya Mama" ads from preseason football over domestic violence concerns

  // Saturday, 23 August 2014 14:10 //

The NFL is forcing Cox Sports Television to cancel part of its advertising deal with Cajun food products company "Slap Ya Mama" due to domestic violence issues facing the league.

In an email sent to "Slap Ya Mama Cajun Products" advertising representative Walker & Sons, Inc., Cox Media Director of Sales Marc Leunissen said that "In light of the domestic violence issues facing the NFL, they have instructed CST pull the Slap Ya Mama logo from our enhancements in the last game, Thursday, August 28…"

Leunissen went on the write that the company's spot advertisements will remain in place and that Cox Media will work to make sure "Slap Ya Mama" comes out even, if not ahead for its lost advertising.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all NFL teams on Aug. 21 saying that the league "has determined that no virtual sineage will be permitted to appear on the playing field or its environs in any NFL game telecasts effective immediately and for the remainder of this preseason…"

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