Joplin television stations that want to send photographers to cover Kansas City Chiefs games might as well forget it.
NFL owners voted 32-0 to ban local photographers from sidelines during games this season. Apparently, the multi-millionaire owners are concerned because some stations have used unauthorized footage on their websites.
If local TV stations want NFL footage, they will have to get it from the networks.
While I can understand putting a limit on the amount of footage that can be used, it seems to me the NFL owners are forgetting that their teams and their products are receiving an unbelievable amount of free publicity.
Of course, this is coming from a league that is putting the Dec. 23 Kansas City Chiefs-Oakland Raiders game on the NFL Network, which few Chiefs fans can access.
The owners backed down last year after they tried to put a similar rule into effect. I don't see that happening this time. Greed is the name of this game.