CBS Sports might have done its best work Sunday after the Ravens game when its cameras and microphone caught John Harbaugh saying what he really thinks instead of the laundered, white-washed, and totally-PR'd stuff he routinely gives to the press.
CBS captured Harbaugh telling his team how the Pittsburgh Steelers, who beat the Ravens handily the week before, went out and "got their [expletive] kicked" by the Jets, while the Ravens rebounded with a victory over the Titans.
"The comments made by John Harbaugh in the locker room following today's victory over the Titans were meant for Ravens players and coaches only," the statement from Kevin Byrne, Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations, said.
"The CBS-TV crew that was in the locker room was told by Coach Harbaugh that it could not broadcast what he was about to say. When Coach Harbaugh finished talking about various things happening around the NFL and in the AFC North, he told the crew that it could now use what he was going to say.
"Inexplicably, CBS-TV then aired comments Coach Harbaugh specifically said were not to leave the locker room. CBS-TV immediately pulled the video and apologized to the Ravens."
Here's the statement from CBS Sports:
"We broadcast a clip during our postgame show that should not have aired. We immediately pulled it down and called the Baltimore Ravens to apologize."