CBS has made some changes to their Thursday Night Football show due to the controversy surrounding Ray Rice’s domestic abuse scandal.
Following the release of a video showing Rice punching his wife, Rice faces indefinite suspension from the NFL
Last week, CBS and the NFL announced that Thursday Night Football would be debuting a new theme song by songstress Rihanna, who was involved in a very public domestic violence dispute with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown back in February 2009.
According to Sports Illustrated Rihanna and Jay Z’s hit song “Run This Town” will not be played before tonights kickoff.
“It’s important to realize we are not overacting to this story but it is as big a story as has faced the NFL,” CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus told SI.com. “We thought journalistically and from a tone standpoint, we needed to have the appropriate tone and coverage. A lot of the production elements we wanted in the show are being eliminated because of time or tone.”-Eonline
The Baltimore Ravens will face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight.