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CBS Pulls Plug On Rihanna Opening For Ravens-Steelers


The powers that be at CBS have decided that having a former victim of domestic violence performing the opening for a Thursday night game with a team that just released a disgraced abuser would probably be a public relations nightmare all across the board.

Per TMZ, Rihanna has been axed as the opening act for the CBS premiere of Thursday night football.

CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus says, “We thought journalistically and from a tone standpoint, we needed to have the appropriate tone coverage.”

The material that was axed … a comedic segment featuring Don Cheadle doing a narration over Jay Z’s song “Run This Town” featuring Rihanna.

The segment will be replaced by a discussion of Roger Goodell‘s recent comments about the Ray Rice incident.