Michael Hamlin: Nude photos are fake

Updated: July 31, 2010, 1:28 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

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SAN ANTONIO -- For the second consecutive day, nude photos have surfaced of a current Cowboys player.

Monday morning it was tight end Martellus Bennett, and on Tuesday mediatakeout.com published photos of safety Michael Hamlin.

The pose was similar to Bennett's. Both players were taking a nude photo of themselves in a bathroom.

Wade Phillips had no comments about the photo, but Hamlin said the photo isn't of him.

"It's photoshopped," Hamlin said after Tuesday's afternoon practice. "If you look at my stomach (lifts shirt up) and the shirt on the photo, it's two different things. I don't know how these photos got up there, have no idea where it came from."

There's another photo of a Cowboys' player, former seventh-round pick Mike Mickens, who didn't make the active roster.

"We discussed this matter today with Martellus and will address it further on an internal basis," Cowboys vice president of communications Rich Dalrymple said.

Hamlin and Bennett are not the first athletes to have this happen. In February, San Antonio Spurs guard George Hill apologized for having nude pictures of him appear on the internet, and Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden apologized for the same thing in January.

Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com. You can follow him on Twitter or leave a question for his weekly mailbag.

Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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