Posted January 5, 2013 by Marie-D in Media

NFL Shawne Merriman BARES His Pecs For PETA


Football player Shawne Merriman is the latest male athlete to strip down for PETA’s “Ink Not Mink” campaign. The ad was shot by top photographer Tyler Jason. The star baller joins a growing list of top athletes like Micheal Strahan, Chris Andersen, Chad Ochocinco, Amar’e Stoudemire and more who have all teamed up with PETA to promote kindness towards animals.

Here is what PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange had to say:

“Shawne Merriman is a tough opponent on the field, but it’s as plain as the words on his chest that he has a heart of gold for animals. Football’s a rough sport, but as PETA’s undercover videos show, it has nothing on the violence of the fur industry.”


Check out the brand new ad campaign above as Shawne shows off his tattoos.