Not cool, Flowery Branch people. Put your photo guy on the disabled list.
In all likelihood, someone just said "hey we need a photo of Asante Samuel for a story we're doing," and then whomever's job it is to get photos threw this in right before publication. This is why you need to explain why you need something. You wouldn't say "hey we need to get a photo of Hillary Clinton for this story we're doing" if that story was about her blood clot, because you don't want that famous photo of her partying in South America. It would look bad. So you think for a second and then say "we need a photo of Hillary Clinton looking relatively serious and professional because this is a serious story." Or don't, it's only the news.