"Assistant US Attorney Andrea Steward explained that "seal penis bones, also known as seal sticks, are believed to have properties similar to erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra"."
I reckon he mis-heard that. I can imagine the scene in the office...
"Hey guys, I need to brief the media on this, what the hell are 'seal penis bones'?"
"Great, let me write that down... seal sticks. Let's roll!"