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Bennett Apologizes For Graphic Photo

Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett is in the news again. This time it's not about him not practicing, but over a picture that was placed online that features him without clothes.

Bennett is seen holding camera phone while taking a full-body picture of himself. The picture appears online on various websites, however with censors in the graphic areas. Bennett claims the picture was taken before he was a member of the Cowboys.

"These pictures were taken four years ago and placed on the internet without my knowledge or consent," Bennett said in a statement. "I understand that they are totally inappropriate and for that I am sorry. I regret the embarrassment it has caused the organization."

During the afternoon press conference, Wade Phillips said the matter would be handled and discussed. He also deflected all questions to Cowboys team spokesman Rich Dalrymple, who was also quoted in a statement.

"We discussed the matter today with Martellus and will address it further on an internal basis."

As for Bennett's playing status, he missed another practice Monday with a sprained ankle. He said on Sunday he is hoping to return to the field by the end of the week.

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