The Baltimore Ravens complained about CBS breaching a verbal agreement by airing head coach John Harbaugh's postgame comments on Sunday, during which he took a shot at the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers. “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,” Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations Kevin Byrne said in a statement, according to Pro Football Talk.
“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.”
As the Ravens were celebrating a 21-7 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday to move within a half-game of the surprising NFC North-leading Cleveland Browns, Harbaugh took aim at his team's other division rivals -- the Steelers, who suffered a defeat to the hapless New York Jets on Sunday.
"That team beat us last week, and then went and got their a— kicked this week," Harbaugh said.
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CBS acknowledged its mistake. But as Pro Football Talk and others pointed out, the comments didn't get much notice until the Ravens released a statement pointing them out.