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College Basketball Player Thought His Mic Was Off When He Called A Woman "Beautiful"

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Warning: Every mic is a hot mic.

This is No. 1-ranked University of Wisconsin Badgers basketball player Nigel Hayes.

This is No. 1-ranked University of Wisconsin Badgers basketball player Nigel Hayes.

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His team is competing in the NCAA Tournament, and the second-year forward has given some ~rather entertaining~ press conferences lately.

His team is competing in the NCAA Tournament, and the second-year forward has given some ~rather entertaining~ press conferences lately.

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Hayes is fascinated by stenographers. Last week, during a pre-game press conference, Hayes tested the stenographer’s skills by rattling off a random list of wonky words.

Hayes is fascinated by stenographers. Last week, during a pre-game press conference, Hayes tested the stenographer's skills by rattling off a random list of wonky words.

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Before he answered a reporter’s question, Hayes said, “I’d like to say a few words: cattywampus, onomatopoeia, and antidisestablishmentarianism.”

When reporters asked about the tongue-twisters, Hayes told them, “She does an amazing job typing words,” and that “If I say a word like soliloquy right now, she may have to work a little bit harder to type that word. Or quandary, zephyr, xylophone, things like that, that make her job more interesting.”

But yesterday, the basketball player said a few words that weren’t intended for the public.

But yesterday, the basketball player said a few words that weren't intended for the public.

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After challenging the stenographer with another unusual word, Hayes leaned over to his teammates and whispered, “Gosh, she’s beautiful.”

After challenging the stenographer with another unusual word, Hayes leaned over to his teammates and whispered, "Gosh, she's beautiful."

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He thought his mic was off. It was not. This was his very understandable reaction.

College Basketball Player Thought His Mic Was Off When He Called A Woman "Beautiful"

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“Did you hear that?” he asked.

But Hayes was a good sport about it. In a recent interview, he told another reporter, “It’s on the record now. At least she knows now.”

But Hayes was a good sport about it. In a recent interview, he told another reporter, "It's on the record now. At least she knows now."

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True.

Hayes and the rest of the University of Wisconsin Badgers face the No. 4-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels tonight in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA March Madness tournament. Fingers crossed for more stenographer bloopers.

Another net, another selfie… #B1GChamps #Bretheren

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Watch the full video of Hayes here:

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Source: buzzfeed.com