Last week, TMZ surfaced a video of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancee Janay in a casino elevator. Though the NFL had initially responded to the incident by suspending Rice for just two games, after the tape’s release, Rice was suspended from the league indefinitely. Additionally, CBS pulled a segment featuring Rihanna’s “Run This Town” from its Thursday Night Football preshow Sept. 11 so that it would have more time to cover the news of Rice’s suspension.
“We thought journalistically and from a tone standpoint, we needed to have the appropriate tone coverage,” CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said of the decision in a statement. “A lot of the production elements we wanted in the show are being eliminated because of time or tone.” READ FULL STORY