Two NFL players used curse words Sunday in post-game stadium speeches that were broadcast on national television.
The first was Pittsburgh linebacker Greg Lloyd, who was speaking with NBC interviewer Jim Gray after the Steelers' 20-16 victory over Indianapolis.Lloyd, who had just been handed the AFC championship trophy, said: "This thing belongs to Mr. Rooney (the Steelers owner). It belongs here, and let's see if we can bring this d--- thing back here next year, along with the (expletive) Super Bowl."
Gray stammered: "It's a family program - at least it was until then."
Added NBC Sports vice president Ed Markey: "It's live television. It's an emotional moment. These things happen."
After Dallas' 38-27 victory over Green Bay, Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin spoke to the crowd at Texas Stadium. Defending coach Barry Switzer, whose style and play-calling has been criticized all season, Irvin said: "Nobody deserves it more than Barry Switzer. He took all of this (expletive)."