CBS Cuts Rihanna Performance From Ravens-Steelers Coverage

Its been four days now since the Baltimore Ravens terminated Ray Rice's contract on account of domestic violence charges and the news is still talking about it. Did the NFL go too easy on Rice following the incriminating video's leak?
Is the league too lax on criminal offenders? These were the big questions leading up to Rice's dismissal. Now, CBS had another question to answer, is it appropriate to show Rihanna (who was famously beaten by Chris Brown in 2009) performing at a Raven's game so soon after the news broke? As it turns out, the answer was no.
According to Sports Illustrated, Rihanna's performance of "Run This Town" was cut from CBS's Thursday Night Football broadcast. CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus says, "We thought journalistically and from a tone standpoint, we needed to have the appropriate tone coverage."
The musical opening was replaced by a discussion of Roger Goodell's recent comments about the Ray Rice incident.

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