Sunday, September 14, 2008

Locker-Room Nudity at Northwestern U & U of Pennsylvania Documented On Camera

One of my readers recently alerted me to the fact that college wrestlers have been surreptitiously videotaped undressing, showering and weighing in unclothed at meets, including a national tournament at Northwestern University. I found several news reports confirming the story, including reports from the Chicago Tribune and Washington Post. Those familiar with the tapes, including officials at Northwestern and the University of Pennsylvania, believe the footage was shot using cameras concealed inside gym bags, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Reuters News Service ran this headline for their story: "Who Wants to See That?" Obviously, the news service is not aware of the concept of "supply and demand" nor the fact that hidden locker room tapes of both sexes have been produced and sold for a number of years. I happen to own one myself that shows guys in various stages of dress and undress in college locker rooms, the beach bathroom, or even in a Marine Corps locker room!

The tapes were distributed under titles such as "Gym Time," "Straight Off the Mat" and "Between the Lockers." One order form also advertises tapes entitled, "The Football Team" and "Good Morning, Marines." A search of these titles on the Net led me to the actual site where one can pay to view the "tapes" in question. As of press time for this column, however, the site displayed the message: "The College Jocks Hidden Camera photos are no longer available." The webmaster did not return an E-mail request for comment.