Scott Gault, Charles Cole, Henrik Rummel and Glenn Ochal of the United States celebrate with their bronze medals during the medal ceremony for the Mens Four Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 4, 2012 in Windsor, England.
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Gawker later interviewed Rummel, and he said, "If I did have one, you can bet I would've tried harder to cover it up with the flowers."
He added that the chances of erection may be a recurring issue with 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 wishes it had never happened, but she can appreciate the humor in "her boyfriend's package going viral," he said.