JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - It wasn't a play that caused heads to turn Sunday during an NFL game featuring Houston and Indianapolis, but what came out of one player's mouth.
Texans safety Bernard Pollard said the F-word to Colts receiver Reggie Wayne -- probably not something that's newsworthy, except for the fact that TV viewers heard it several times live.
CBS Sports analysts didn't mention the microphone mistake. They went on with their regular broadcasts.
Many people in northeast Florida caught the snafu because the game was shown on CBS during the Jaguars game weather delay.
Dubose doesn't allow her 9-year-old son to say curse words, and she was upset he had to hear them on national TV.
"I guess maybe I expect them to keep in mind that these children do look up to them," NFL fan Angela Dubose said. "My son was absolutely watching, and you know as parents, we're left to kind of explain."
Jimmy Kelly is a huge football fan and expects some harsh words, but he and his football friends were still surprised.
"We just looked at each other, and I said, 'Yeah, that's exactly what he said,' and we just sort of laughed, but it was like, 'Wow!'" Kelly said.
It wasn't just the Colts-Texans game. Some watching the Jaguars-Broncos game said they could tell some explicit language was being used by looking at the lips of Denver head coach Josh McDaniels.
That's not the first time. Last year, the coach and the NFL Network took heat for airing a cursing-filled rant on live TV.
"They need to watch themselves because you never know when you're going to be on TV and what they're picking up and what you're saying," Kelly said.
"If they would remember that there are children and families getting together to watch these games, especially on a Sunday afternoon," Dubose said.
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