Sometimes after football games, FOX likes to air footage of the postgame locker room, which usually features a speech from the head coach or the owner. It's a rare look behind the scenes of the usually ultra-secrative NFL and provides the fan with a unique look at their team, a chance to see their favorite players celebrate, and a brief glimpse of someone's penis. Wait, what?
Yesterday, during the postgame show after the 1PM game, FOX cut to the Vikings locker room, where owner Zygi Wilf was in the midst of presenting the game ball to Brad Childress' son, who is set to join the Marine Corps today. However, tight end Visanthe Shiancoe was also on camera, seemingly getting ready to shower, with a towel only partially covering him, and the feed was live, so, uh, yeah - naked player for everyone to see.
Today, FOX apologized for the slip-up: “It obviously was an oversight on our part and we apologize,” said FOX Sports vice president of Communications Dan Bell.
For Shiancoe, that's probably too little, too late.