ESPN on MNF shots of Jacksonville

Some viewers in Jacksonville brought complaints to the AFC South blog about some of the television shots used as part of the pregame show and telecast of "Monday Night Football" -- one of the Charlotte skyline and at least one scenic shot of Jacksonville that was outdated.

I reached out to an ESPN spokesperson for explanation.

Here’s what he offered:

“The Charlotte aerial was an inadvertent mistake. It should not have aired. We apologize that it was part of the telecast.

“The scenics of Jacksonville that were used during 'Monday Night Countdown' were shot the night of the previous MNF game there in late October. We did not have a crew shooting scenics Monday. There were no graphic or audio mentions indicating the shot was live, though we understand viewers may have been under this assumption.”

Hope that serves to clear things up. A reminder not to shoot the messenger.