The snapshot is a classic Heisman Trophy pose, but the guy in the picture isn't holding a football.
It's a severed head.
"Ghouls are at play" in New York morgues, according to a report by The New York Post.
Technicians hired "to respectfully handle the remains of the deceased have instead turned cadavers and body parts into macabre playthings," according to The Post.
And, like the Abu Ghraib prison guards, they documented their antics with photos. Pictures obtained by the newspaper show grinning technicians using corpses as props.
"Perhaps most disturbing of all is mortuary technician Kaihl Brassfield holding a severed head in a classic Heisman Trophy football pose," the newspaper reported.
"It was stupid," Brassfield told The Post. "It was just the culture there. Everyone was doing it."
Brassfield also told the newspaper that everyone working in the Staten Island and Brooklyn morgues, "from cops to coroners," participated in the gory foolery.
A spokeswoman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said the agency is investigating.
Read the entire article by reporters Chuck Bennett and Ikimulisa Livingston of The Post.
-- Bill Miller