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CBS cancels Rihanna performance ahead of Thursday night's NFL game
CBS cancels Rihanna performance ahead of Thursday night's NFL game

CBS has decided not use Rihanna’s segment before Thursday night’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens, Sports Illustrated reported. Instead, the network will start with a report from Norah O’Donnell, who interviewed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday. The game was originally set to open with a rendition of “Run This Town” by Rihanna, who was attacked by Chris Brown in 2009, but CBS has decided not to air that portion of the opening as the NFL faces public ire over how it handled Ray Rice punching his then-fiance and other incidents of domestic violence by players. Images from the aftermath of Rihanna’s assault, for...

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