Bears Safety Major Wright Does Porn Ad?

Chicago Bears safety Major Wright was one of five NFL players to appear in an advertisement at a national porn star convention and EXPO down in Miami, FL. And the NFL is looking into the matter...

Perhaps it's not so much the fact that Wright appeared in the ad as it is the fact that he did so while wearing his Chicago Bears uniform! I can promise you that Coach Smith is not a happy camper today.

Bears' media relations director Jim Christman told WLS-Channel 7, "This is an improper use of team marks and the Chicago Bears are not associated with this ad. Many times players themselves are unaware of the violation and companies simply pull images and make ads not realizing they are in violation."

The stunt is also likely a violation of league policies and procedures. We'll keep you posted on what comes of the issue. You can view the ad here.

Just this year, both current and former NFL players around the league lent their support to National Porn Sunday, an awareness day focusing on the negative effects of pornography. You can view the video at www.pornsunday.com and www.xxxchurch.com.

UPDATE - Major Wright issues statement regarding the controversy:

"I want to set the record straight in reference to news reports on my involvement at an event that took place on May 20 in Miami, Fla., at Club Play. I authorized my name and likeness to be used in conjunction with other NFL players at a party I believed to be hosted by other NFL players. I had no knowledge and never would have given authority for my name or likeness to be associated with Exotica Expo 2011. I am deeply disappointed that my name and likeness was manipulated by the promoters of this event. The use of my picture in a Chicago Bear uniform was never discussed or approved. It is unfortunate that this incident has occurred and I would like to let the Bears organization, our fans, my teammates, family and friends know that I am truly sorry. I have learned a valuable lesson and will use more prudent judgement with people I associated myself with in the future."

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  • You apparently missed him completely denying the association on Twitter last night.

    http://twitter.com/#!/LilMade21/statuses/80843399661486080

  • In reply to the1tab:

    I did not see that. Turns out some of the other players in the ad have denied affiliation too.

  • In reply to Adam Oestmann:

    Sounds like an unfortunate misrepresentation.

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