Super Bowl will keep Ryan Pickett from National Porn Sunday

Green Bay Packers defensive end Ryan Pickett will miss National Porn Sunday because he’s got a business trip schedule to Arlington, Texas, for Super Bowl XLV next Sunday.

But the veteran player and his wife Jennifer are on the board of directors of xxxchurch.com, an Internet site that is a resource for those addicted to pornography and workers in the sex trade, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

"I would love to have been with you guys today. But fortunately, I'm a little busy," Pickett says in a video that will be played in participating churches.

Pickett’s goal is to help strike out porn.

“It's just everywhere,” he said. “I just felt like it was a good thing to jump on board with," he said of the ministry.”

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna are also involved with the group. They support software that uses can track their Internet activity with. That history is then sent to an “accountability partner.”

So, rest assured if Pickett isn’t watching game tape in his hotel room in Texas, he won’t be watching skin flicks.

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