Sorry, Chad; even Pornhub has standards

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Sorry, Chad; even Pornhub has standards

On the average day, Id say no fewer than 15-20 press releases pass through my inbox. This is probably on the low side compared with what some other folks in this business have to deal with, but let me tell you: Its still enough to drive you crazy (or just shut down emotionally and delete every one before reading)

HEY!

Check out this restaurant youll never eat at!

And this exhibit youll never go see!

And can I interest you in an exclusive interview with some guy that no ones ever heard of?

Its tough.

But every once in a while you get a press release from the PR team at Pornhub, and you cant help but take notice.

Anyway, theres a little back story to this particular release.

Shortly after the world found out about what I assume the media has dubbed Condom Receiptgate, Pornhub reportedly offered Chad Johsnon and Evelyn Lozada 100K to film a make-up sex video.

But after having sometime to think it over and investigate the details, the premier destination for online adult entertainment got cold feet. Hence . . .

From: XXXXX@phubcommunications.com Subject: BREAKING NEWS: "Ochocinco" Video Offer Retracted Due To Past AbuseDate: August 16, 2012 10:37:04 AM EDTHi, As the latest news breaks of the alleged abusive relationship between Chad Johnson and his soon-to-be ex-wife Evelyn Lozada, Pornhub.com, the premier destination for online adult entertainment, is seeking to formally rescind its most recent offer to the former glamour pair.According to sources the abuse extends much beyond the incident of head-butting last week, prompting the following letter from Corey Price, Vice President of Pornhub:After reviewing the latest details of the allegations facing Chad Johnson (formerly Ochocinco), Pornhub.com, (the premier destination for online adult entertainment), has decided to retract its previous offer to Mr. Johnson and his wife, Evelyn Lozada, to star in a make up sex tape for a fee of 100,000.Pornhub and its affiliate sites do not endorse any form of mistreatment, whether physical, verbal or emotional, towards women.Wewish Mr. Johnson and Ms. Lozada the very best in their future endeavors.All the best,Corey Price

Patriots players got a refresher on NFL social media policy because of Brown

Patriots players got a refresher on NFL social media policy because of Brown

FOXBORO -- Antonio Brown's live stream of coach Mike Tomlin's postgame speech on Sunday had a ripple effect that traveled all the way to New England: Just in case Patriots players weren't familiar with the league's social-media policy, they were reminded of it this week. 

"We were reminded of that," receiver Chris Hogan said. "I’m not sure what the timing is, but obviously, I don’t think we’ll see guys doing that in the locker room."

Players are prohibited from using social media in the locker room until media outlets have been given an opportunity to talk to players following games. Brown's Facebook Live video, which garnered national attention almost as soon as it went online, was shot well before the visitor's locker room at Arrowhead Stadium opened following Pittsburgh's win over Kansas City.

"We have a team policy on that," special teams captain Matthew Slater said. "Strictly enforced. We go from there."

Of course part of the reason the video became as widely disseminated as it did was because it caught Tomlin calling the Patriots "a--holes."

"I have a lot of respect for Coach Tomlin," Slater said when asked about Tomlin's speech. "I appreciate the way he prepares his team. I’ve had a good working relationship with him over the years, and it will continue to be that way."

Both Slater and Hogan insisted that their focus will be trained solely on preparing for what Tomlin and his players will do when they arrive to Gillette Stadium Sunday night -- not what they say leading up to kickoff.

"You come in here, you're automatically bought into what we preach here, what coach [Bill] Belichick preaches," Hogan said. "It's football. We're 100 percent football here. It's not about anything outside. Between the media or whatever it is outside of football, whatever we're doing. When we come here, it's 100 percent football. That's all we're focused on is the opponent we're playing that week."

Whether Goodell visits Foxboro or not, Patriots players say they don't care

Whether Goodell visits Foxboro or not, Patriots players say they don't care

FOXBORO -- Roger Goodell will reportedly be in Atlanta for the NFC Championship Game this weekend and therefore will miss the AFC title game between the Patriots and Steelers at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. His absence will mean he hasn't been to a Patriots game in more than two years, when he was present for the AFC title game in 2015 -- the birth of Deflategate. 

It's news that broke on Tuesday and sent some Patriots fans into an uproar. Patriots players, though, sound like they're having a hard time caring one way or the other.

"He’s the commissioner, so obviously whatever he wants to do, he can do," Tom Brady told WEEI's Kirk and Callahan Monday. "If he wants to come, that would be -- yeah, he can come."

In the Patriots locker room on Tuesday, others struck a similar tone.

"I could not care less," said Patriots receiver Chris Hogan. "I'm focused on Pittsburgh and their defense and studying them as much as I can this week, watching them as much as I can so that I can go out there on Sunday and be prepared."

Special teams captain Matthew Slater was similarly disinterested in the discussion.

"The game's going to be played," he said. "Whoever's in attendance is in attendance. We'll just worry about trying to play well."