Russ Feingold Fails To Get The Express Written Consent Of The National Football League

Senator Russ Feingold is in trouble with the NFL over his newest campaign commercial:

The National Football League has asked the Russ Feingold campaign to take down a newly released ad that uses footage from NFL games.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told the Journal Sentinel that the league did not license the footage used in the ad. He said the league had contacted the Feingold campaign about removing it.

The ad features various scenes of football players celebrating in the end zone. One clip shows the infamous 2005  “mooning” incident featuring Randy Moss, then with the Minnesota Vikings, in a game at Lambeau Field.

A closer look at the ad suggests that the only NFL player featured in the ad is Moss and the Vikings

Here’s the ad, at least until Feingold decides to take it down:

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