Airline doesn't want to condone brawl, pulls feature

Updated: December 20, 2006, 7:46 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Northwest Airlines has pulled an in-flight magazine that features NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony on the cover.

Carmelo Anthony
Anthony

That, after the Denver Nuggets star received a 15-game suspension from the league for his role in Saturday's brawl with the New York Knicks.

Anthony was featured on the cover of the December issue of Northwest's WorldTraveler magazine.

The Detroit News reported that Northwest pulled hundreds of thousands of issues of the magazine out of its planes worldwide.

A Northwest spokesman said the airline didn't want to appear to condone the behavior of Anthony and other players during Saturday's game.

Northwest plans to replace the magazine with its January issue of WorldTraveler.


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