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Bengals shown buck-naked on NFL Network

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Posted at 9:40 AM, Oct 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-20 09:40:38-04

CINCINNATI -- Football fans got to see a whole new side of the Bengals after Sunday's win.

Scratch that -- they saw every side.

During a post-game locker room interview with Adam "PacMan" Jones, the NFL Network also caught some crystal clear shots of some six or so players who apparently prefer to air-dry. (And yes, you're welcome for watching the video and counting the naked NFL players so that you didn't have to.)

Albert Breer from the NFL Network conducted the interview and was totally oblivious to the man parts only feet behind him.

Some players seemed to realize that they were within the shot, however, because they begin to change clothes and walk (awkwardly) while holding themselves in one final attempt for privacy.

It took producers at the network almost a full minute before they realized that no, it wasn't just their imaginations -- there really were totally naked NFL players live on their show at that very moment. Then, the interview cut away to Andy Dalton stats.

When the interview ended, though, the hosts of the show couldn't contain themselves. They laughed out loud for about a minute, wheezing out a exclamations, like "WHAT an INTERVIEW!"

The NFL Network told WCPO on Monday "the naked locker room incident is a regrettable mistake. The NFL Network is taking steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again."

Bengals guard Andrew Whitworth -- a big, burly man and father of four -- has been particularly vocal about the whole situation, calling for a change in NFL media policy.

But some fans (maybe they weren't even fans, but just happened to be channel surfing) were kind of OK with the NFL Network's "regrettable mistake."

If you didn't Google the video clip after reading this headline, here's a link to a clean and blurred-out version of the video. If you want to watch the unedited video, it's not hard to find ooif you can get past the shame of searching "naked NFL players" online.