Henrik Rummel erection: US rower denies being 'excited' on podium
If he's not erect, well, that certainly is not good news
A photo that appears to show Henrik Rummel with an erection during the rowing medals ceremony has gone viral.
Sarah WolfeAugust 8, 2012 14:55
Is he or isn't he?
Henrik Rummel denies it, but millions on the Internet think the US rower got a bit "overexcited" celebrating his bronze medal in the men's coxless four rowing competition Monday.
The image showing Rummel's significant pants bulge quickly went viral, taking Reddit by storm and becoming a meme, The Huffington Post reported.
But shortly thereafter, the rower himself may have taken to the site to defend his honor.
"This is me and I swear it's not erect!" Rummel posted under the Rummelator username, according to Digital Spy. "I don't know why it ended up in that position but there you go."
Gawker later interviewed the rower, who continued to deny any hint of sexual excitement post-competition.
"If I did have one, you can bet I would've tried harder to cover it up with the flowers," Rummel said.
He added that suspected erections are a recurring problem among rowers.
"The spandex doesn't leave a lot to the imagination and there are many unflattering awards dock photos out there," Rummel said. "I haven't heard of any erections occurring on the podium."
His girlfriend, who appeared in the Reddit photo with Rummel, wishes it had never happened, but can appreciate the humor in "her boyfriend's package going viral," he said.
Henrik Rummel erection: US rower denies being 'excited' on podium | GlobalPost
Now you're supplying JO material for tc and Hollow? geez cluez, you certainly are an equal opportunity panderer.
Looks good. If I was his girlfriend, I'd be proud.
You should aspire to something higher than that bud ... how about AF's aspiring Larry Flynt or Al Goldstein?
"You really want to save the planet?...the next time you see a hybrid car with a childseat... smash the window, remove the childseat and replace it with a box of condoms..." Doug Stanhope
And what's with the handful of posies? And the hands on the hips? This must have been one of the events from the 'flaming' Olympics.
why the feck do they need to wear shorts like that? they're sat down for ffs.
Just for people like you bitch...
He's a Merkin. Merkins are supposed to feel guilty about sexuality. It's one of the founding ideas of our great country, Merika.
Why is it either that he was sexually excited or not? Men get random erections throughout the day. It happens. It's a fact.
Why has nobody suggested that he happened to be photographed during a random and completely normal daily erection? Men get erections throughout the day.
Nobody has suggested this, or at least I haven't read it. And the guy is completely denying the fact that he had an erection.
Why is sexuality so fuckin' taboo?
"Thailand is way past the days of tuna, pineapples, and bargirls." - Sharky
The vast majority of people don't understand themselves...how the fuck do you expect them to understand their sexuality?...
What people do not understand...they fear...fear turns to either anger or ridicule...