Rihanna Song Dropped From CBS’ NFL Pregame Show
According to Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said that the network pulled an opener that featured Don Cheadle narrating over Jay Z's song 'Run This Town,' which also features Rihanna.
RiRi herself was involved in a very publicized story of domestic abuse in February 2009, when her then-boyfriend Chris Brown pummeled her hours before she was to perform at the Grammy Awards.
"We thought journalistically and from a tone standpoint, we needed to have the appropriate tone and coverage," he said. "A lot of the production elements we wanted in the show are being eliminated because of time or tone.”
In its place, the revised pregame show will feature a previously aired interview with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti.
Prior to CBS pulling the segment, people voiced their opinion on Twitter about the inclusion of the Rihanna song.