The world’s literature community is reeling today from the decision by Amazon to yank the Gronkowski erotic novella off its website. Why, though, is kinda weird. It’s not the content itself, involving a real-live NFL player. Apparently anyone can write anything they want about NFL players as long as it’s fiction. Sweet! But it’s all about the patch that Gronk’s sporting on the novella’s cover: the “MHK” patch honoring Myra Kraft, the deceased wife of Pats owner Bob Kraft. Okay, that makes sense. From the Boston Globe:
In an e-mail, author Lacey Noonan told us she hadn’t anticipated any problem with the Gronk picture. “I didn’t understand at the outset that Robert Kraft wouldn’t want Myra Kraft and her philanthropical works associated with this,” Noonan said in the e-mail. “Total newbie ignorance on my part. I believe — and hope — that’s the only problem anyone has with the book since it is such obvious satire and parody” An NFL source said Thursday that the league keeps tight control over the use of uniforms and logos, and no doubt would object to the use of the Patriots uniform (and “MHK” patch) without permission.
Indeed, the link is dead now but the love lives on in our hearts and fire crotches. For now, you’ll have to make due with the thinly-veiled Joe Flaccor erotic novella Noonan also wrote, “I Don’t Care If My Best Friend’s Mom is a Sasquatch, She’s Hot and I’m Taking a Shower With Her.”