Chris Cooley Talks About His Playbook Penis Showing Incident
Total Pro Sports – Back in September of 2008 Washington Redskins Chris Cooley posted pictures of himself nude with his teams playbook on his lap and his penis visible for the world to see.
Was it a joke, was it done on purpose or did he even realize he was taking a picture of his junk? Either way Chris Cooley has now been ordered by the NFL to seek mandatory psychiatric evaluation because what occurred that September day.
SI.com: OK, I gotta start with the penis incident. You OK with that? [Eds. Note: For those of you who don’t know, Cooley accidentally posted a picture on his blog in which he was slightly exposed.]
Cooley: Yeah, dude, I don’t care. The whole thing just sucked because obviously it was an accident. I was trying to get a blog post up and I was hurrying because I had to get to a game. My brother Tanner, who does the blog with me, always edits stuff really well — but we were in a hurry. So it was an accident, but it sucked because we were both at the game all day and we didn’t know it was on the site.
SI.com: Do people still give you a hard time about it?
Cooley: Only in interviews. Only people like you. But the NFL made me undergo a psychiatric evaluation. They treated it really seriously. Please. It was an accident. If I wanted to post a picture of my penis I wouldn’t have been all hunched over.
SI.com: What was the result of the psychiatric evaluation?
Cooley: I don’t even know, dude. I had to do a call with some lady. I thought it was gonna take two minutes, but it was like an hour. It was horrible.
Be sure to check out the rest of the interview over at Sports Illustrated.