The portions featuring actor Don Cheadle will remain for the remainder of the network’s “Thursday Night Football” games.
UPDATE: In a statement made to HuffPost Entertainment, CBS said they will not use Rihanna’s song for “Thursday Night Football.” “Beginning this Thursday, we will be moving in a different direction with some elements of our Thursday Night Football open,” CBS Sports said. “We will be using our newly created Thursday Night Football theme music to open our game broadcast.”
EARLIER: Last week, CBS pulled Rihanna’s intro for “Thursday Night Football” amid Ray Rice’s domestic abuse controversy. The original intro showed Rihanna singing Jay Z’s “Run This Town,” and featured Kanye West.
But in a tweet sent early Tuesday morning, Rihanna slammed the network, suggesting she did not want them to play the clip this week after axing it from the prior broadcast.
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