NEW YORK (AP) — At least six television networks said Thursday they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious, footage that has called into question how the NFL disciplines players involved in domestic violence. The move comes after the video […]
Now that the NFL is investigating how its executives handled Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice’s domestic violence case, sponsors are forced to balance the exposure NFL games can offer with the risk of alienating customers. “Obviously all the sponsors are incredibly worried, but it’s hard for a sponsor to disconnect from the entire NFL. It’s so important to business,” says marketing consultant Laura Ries.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The debut of CBS’ “Thursday Night Football” broadcast was revised because of controversy surrounding the video of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said. The debut game Thursday, featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore, was eliminating a track of Jay-Z’s “Run This Town” featuring Rihanna, McManus […]