NFL Network viewers got to see a bunch of naked Bengals players in the background of Albert Breer’s locker-room interview with Adam Jones on Sunday. Today, the network apologized for accidentally airing those dicks and butts.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

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“It was a regrettable mistake and we’ve reviewed our production procedures to be sure it doesn’t happen again in the future,” said Alex Riethmiller, spokesman for the NFL Network.

Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth was furious about having his business aired on national TV, and he strongly believes media shouldn’t conduct interviews in the locker room while players are showering and getting naked. From the Cincinnati Enquirer:

“Being a guy that has been a player rep and a guy that’s always been against this policy, it’s a great example of why the open (locker) room policy is old and needs to change,” said Whitworth, who served as longtime Bengals representative with the NFL Players’ Association before giving up the title to Vinny Rey this year. “You can’t judge us off who we will and won’t accept into our locker room and then say all these things we have to do, but then also put us in a situation where 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. It’s dated, it’s old and it needs to change.”

Expect fewer butts on NFL Network, although it still employs Deion Sanders.


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