The Mercury office has been abuzz this morning with rumors about Blazers star Greg Oden posing for naked pictures—which have made their way onto the internet. If you go to tabloidprodigy.com, you can look at them all. On the one hand, I'm dubious about linking to these, because they're clearly an intrusion on Oden's private life, and that's something I love to get on my high horse about when it comes to other reporters (see: Beau Breedlove/Sam Adams; Randy Leonard's divorce, etcetera). But on the other hand, I'm interested in your opinions about the appropriateness of linking to the photos here.
The photographs of Greg Oden's bits
Update, 1:13 Oden's lawyers are cracking down on the posters of the pics. They also want to know how people came by the images. I would suggest a two word answer: "The Internet."