Rihanna Pulled From Thursday Night Football Opening
The opening was supposed to feature Rihanna singing "Run This Town" while Don Cheadle hyped up the two teams playing and asks who will "run this town" by the time the game is over.
Of course the Ravens were one of the teams playing, so discussing the current Rice situation was certainly going to happen. But what do you think about Rihanna getting the boot from the open this week?
Some felt it had to do with CBS not wanting to feature another celebrity who was involved in a high-profile domestic violence incident. But CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus simply says, "We thought journalistically and from a tone standpoint, we needed to have the appropriate tone coverage."
CBS Sports say the planned opening segment with Rihanna singing and Don Cheadle talking will return next week, but did it need to be removed in the first place? Think they made the right move?