TV Interview Shows Naked Bengals Players In Background: At Least One Not Happy About It
It happened on Sunday during a televised post-game interview with Pacman Jones in the Cincinnati Bengals' locker room. NFL Network's Albert Breer was so focused on his interview subject that he failed to notice a good portnion of the team in the background in various stages of undress.
The cameraman? Really no excuse for him.
Wowee Zowie, indeed. Nice work by the in-studio commentators after that fiasco.
At least one Bengals player wasn't happy about it. Bengals offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth, who was one of the players who was in range of the canera. He's calling for new guidelines for post-game TV interviews. Fox-19 TV:
"It doesn't bother me personally. But, as a guy who has always been against this policy (allowing reporters into NFL locker rooms), I think it's a great example why the open media room policy is old and needs to change."
Whitworth has raised this issue in the past as a player representative for the NFL Players Association.
"This is my office space, I shouldn't have to change in it," Whitworth said. "Every single day I have to change clothes and be naked, or not, in front of media. It's just not right. There's no office -- there's no other situation in America where you have to do that and it's dated, it's old and it needs to change."
Whitworth also noted that if it had been a women's locker room, there "would be a firestorm." Well, yes and no. I would agree that it's wrong to protect one gender on this issue and not the other.
Here's the un-pixilated version, if you dare. Worth it for the laughter at the end.
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