"I've said many times before, we're all held to a high standard here."
- Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner
...except when our players are engaged in sexist conversations.
Fresh off the heels of a locker room controversy involving reporter Ines Sainz, in which Goodell referred to New York Jets players as engaging in ‘unprofessional conduct' toward a female reporter, we have a couple of star NFL players discussing their thoughts on seeing Sarah Palin pose in Playboy.
Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals have been debuting their new show in short clips on the Versus network, the self-proclaimed ‘nation's fastest growing sports network.' The program is called The T.Ocho Show. Ochocinco brags of the edgy programming saying.
"Versus is taking a big risk giving us this show. It's gonna be dangerous. Watch with care."
That said, the Versus website is promoting a video clip in which the NFL stars are asked, "Would you rather see Sarah Palin in the White House or in Playboy?"
(The answer and video clip after the jump...)
Ochocinco responded that he would rather see her in the White House because, "I really don't want to see her in Playboy."
Owens chimes in that, "There's nothing really about Sarah Palin that is Playboy-ish."
Ochocinco then says that, "She's cute though, with them little glasses."
Owens agrees, "Yea, she can get away with the little naughty look with the glasses and all, but nothing Playboy-ish."
The segment wraps up with Owens surmising that, "No, I think she can probably do more damage in the White House than she can in Playboy."
Ochocinco can be heard echoing the same statement.
Bear in mind that this isn't just boorish conversation amongst a locker room full of 'the guys', it's a television interview asking if a prominent female politician is Playboy material.
Fortunately, the Bengals will be taking part in an upcoming league-wide training program on proper conduct in the workplace. Of course, the Bengals and 'proper conduct' have never really been synonymous.
Crossposted at The Mental Recession