Back in May, Miami played host to the annual Exxxotica convention, which is basically Comic Con for porn enthusiasts. The event draws freaks, pervs, strippers, fetishists and porn stars from every corner of the world, and one entertainment event promoter would even have us believe that it brings in NFL stars. Athletes at a sex convention? Not in my America.
Alas, it might be true, because Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry is one of five NFL players in hot water after it was discovered that they may have been promoting a party during Exxotica. A promotional image for the party, known officially as TITS Official Miami Launch/Pornstar Exxxtravaganza, showed Berry, Brandon Flowers, Kareem Jackson, Major Wright and Jacoby Ford in their respective team jerseys, which violates the NFL’s infringement policy.
Say it ain’t so, Eric! Say it ain’t so!
“In an effort to leave no doubt about my involvement, I did not attend this party,” Berry said. “I wasn’t even in Miami on May 20th. I did not have knowledge of, or consent to my name or image being used to promote any party involving porn stars. I’m upset that somehow my name has been attached to this, and am currently considering legal action against the club and event promoters. I also support any legal action the NFL is considering.
“On May 20th I was actually in Kansas City promoting a book signing with my friend and mentor Inky Johnson and raising funds for my foundation. Let’s end this lockout and play football. Go Chiefs!” (Go Vols Xtra)
If the man says he was with Inky Johnson, he was with Inky Johnson, dammit. Also, Inky Johnson sounds like either a Tyler Perry character or a horrible venereal disease.
As for the flyer, I’ve included it below and while it seems to be a case of an ambitious promoter with basic Photoshop skills, it’s also a bit odd that those are the 5 players he’d pick. I mean, at least say Jay Cutler was there autographing his new chindo.