Watch CBSN Live

Fired ESPN Sportscaster Sean Salisbury: Yes Those Were My Genitals on Cellphone!

NEW YORK (CBS) Sean Salisbury has finally come clean.

Photo: Sean Salisburyrews.

The former ESPN football analyst admitted to taking a cellphone picture of his genitals and showing the image to co-workers at a bar in 2006, according to USA Today.


The all-sports network suspended him soon after, and declined to renew his contract in 2008. Salisbury was an NFL quarterback for eight years and an ESPN NFL analyst for 12.

"I was ashamed, and I didn't want to say anything," Salisbury told Michael Hiestand of USA Today. "I thought it would go away and let my ego get in the way. Since then, I've beat myself up about it more than 10 baseball bats could. A stupid mistake can cost you, and this has really cost me. I should have been having this conversation a long time ago."

Prior to the admission this week, Salisbury had vehemently denied the allegations. He even brought a lawsuit against sports blog about the matter.

The former quarterback said the flashing only happened once, and that it was a "sophomoric mistake."

"It was stupid —dumb!— but not malicious," he said. "How can it ruin a good career?…I've gone from being on six days a week to disappearing."

Salisbury said that it "feels good" getting the matter off his chest.

PICTURES: Erin Andrews Naked Peephole Video

November 24, 2009 - Erin Andrews Peephole Video: Alleged Hotel Stalker Michael Barrett Says He Has Regrets, Not Guilt
November 19, 2009 - Erin Andrews Nude Peephole Videos: There's More, Lots More, Say Court Docs
October 8, 2009 - Erin Andrews Alleged Naked Peephole Stalker Michael David Barrett Sure Was a Swell Guy
October 7, 2009 - Erin Andrews Nude Peephole Video Case Shows "Peepholes" in Hotel Security
October 6, 2009 - "Peeping Michael" Who Uploaded Erin Andrews Nude Video Has More Videos, Say Prosecutors

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome browser logo Chrome Safari browser logo Safari Continue