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Last week, CBS and the NFL nixed plans to use the song "Run This Town" for their broadcast intro for Thursday's Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game.

Yesterday, Rihanna ripped into CBS on Twitter, accusing the network of victimizing her and offering a terse response to their plans to use the planned intro for next week's game instead: "F--k you!"

Rihanna is an Icon

Now, RiRi is going a step further and claiming that the NFL and CBS had no right use her song in the first place.

In fact, she says she only found out that her 2009 collaboration with Jay-Z was to be featured in the broadcast when a friend sent her a press release reporting that it was already a done deal.

In the wake of the Ray Rice scandal that's still sending shockwaves through the league, producers claimed they felt the intro featuring Rihanna's hook, and narration by Don Cheadle would be inappropriately light-hearted.

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When CBS pulled Rihanna’s NFL intro to its first-ever Thursday Night Football telecast last week, it was a questionable but more or less accepted move.

Some felt it was unfair to punish Rihanna, a domestic violence survivor, but given the astonishing Ray Rice video and controversy, CBS nixed her intro.

Now that they want to slide her music back in this week, however? Well, there's at least one individual who seems pretty unhappy with the decision:

Rihanna NFL Tweet

Last week, CBS said playing a pop song didn’t fit with the serious tone of its hour-long pregame show, almost half of which was dedicated to Rice.

The first 25 minutes focused exclusively on the player's release by the Baltimore Ravens, who were playing that night, and indefinite suspension.

In the aftermath of the video of him striking his now-wife Janay Palmer, the pregame show coverage included a plea by James Brown to stop domestic violence.

“We thought journalistically and from a tone standpoint, we had to have the appropriate tone and coverage,” CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said.

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

This has been the worst PR week in the history of the National Football League.

Star Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has basically admitted to child abuse. Ray Rice knocked out then-fianee Janay Palmer with a punch, shedding light on other domestic violence cases in the NFL and the league's lax policy when it comes to alleged offenders.

It's been a nightmare for (awful) Commissioner Roger Goodell, but it's also just been a couple new examples of a sad trend: athletes in trouble with the law, with their wives or just with the public in general.

From performance-enhancing drug use... to the banging of so many cocktail waitresses... to one of the most heinous acts and most despicable individuals imaginable, we rundown 14 scandals below that made us ashamed to cheer on our favorite teams or athletes:

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Lance Armstrong denied it and denied it, but he eventually came clean: yes, he cheated to win every Tour de France.

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CoverGirl has created a picture that says 1,000 words.

And none of them are positive when it comes to the NFL.

As the official beauty partner of the league, CoverGirl opened the 2014 season by releasing a number of posters that encouraged female fans to get their “game face on.”

With the help of CoverGirl cosmetics, of course. It seemed like a great marketing campaign ... before the Ray Rice video in which which he knocked out his fiancee.

CoverGirl NFL Poster

Questions arose over why Commissioner Roger Goodell - already under fire for Rice's modest two-game suspension - needed TMZ to find this footage for him.

The league ultimately suspended Rice indefinitely, but the public remains furious, and one fan used Photoshop to alter the look of the CoverGirl model.

Can you spot the change in the Ravens-inspired ad?

With the former Baltimore running back now cut from the team - and with many wondering what Goodell knew and when he knew it - the image has gone viral.

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Adrian Peterson has been accused of child abuse for the second time in less than a week.

According to a new report by KHOU, the Minnesota Vikings running back sent a different four-year old son back to his mother last June with a scar on his forehead.

The station says Peterson sent the mother a text message that claimed the toddler smacked his head on a car seat... but when the boy's mother pressed the issue, Peterson admitted to striking hitting the child.

Adrian Peterson at the Mic

This story is developing.

UPDATE: Sources tell TMZ that the the child accidentally hit his head on a car seat while being punished by Peterson, but Peterson did not directly hit the boy.

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Earlier today, Adrian Peterson was reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings.

He'll be on the field next Sunday when the team goes up against the New Orleans Saints.

Not long after Minnesota made that announcement, the star running back - who has been arrested on charges of reckless/negligent injury to a child - issued a lengthy statement in which he addressed his controversial actions as a parent.

"I never wanted to be a distraction to the Vikings organization, the Minnesota community or to my teammates," Peterson says.

"I never imagined being in a position where the world is judging my parenting skills or calling me a child abuser because of the discipline I administered to my son."

Peterson has admitted to whooping his son with a switch after the four-year old acted out during a visit over the summer.

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On Friday, Adrian Peterson was indicted on child abuse charges.

Perhaps having learned from the Ray Rice scandal earlier in the week, the Minnesota Vikings immediately deactivated Peterson for their week 2 game against the New England Patriots.

Now, just one day after that game, however, the Vikings have announced that Peterson will practice with the team this week and is expected to play against the New Orleans Saints this Sunday.

Adrian Peterson Mugshot

"To be clear, we take very seriously any matter that involves the welfare of a child," said team owners Zygi and Mark Wilf in a statement issued today.

 "At this time, however, we believe this is a matter of due process and we should allow the legal system to proceed so we can come to the most effective conclusions and then determine the appropriate course of action."

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The LSU Tigers destroyed the UL-Monroe Warhawks in football on Saturday, winning by a final score of 31-0.

But two students at the game didn't fare as well in the stands as the players on the field did, not based on a hilarious Vine video that is making the Internet rounds.

It features a guy and a girl who may have been a tad inebriated and who definitely tried to play a game of tonsil hockey... only to tumble over and fall down a couple rows of bleachers.

As the caption to the footage reads, #StayClassy and #GeuaxTigers, unnamed man and woman. Also, allow THG to add: #GetARoom...

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After being indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, Adrian Peterson turned himself over to the police in Houston early Saturday morning.

He was booked at approximately 1 a.m. and released once he posted $15,000 bond.

Here's a look at his unusually pleasant mug shot:

Adrian Peterson Mugshot

Peterson has been deactivated by the Minnesota Vikings for their game against the New England Patriots tomorrow.

He admitted to police that he whooped his four-year old son with a switch and that he later felt bad about the severity of the beating, especially because he accidentally struck the child in the testicles.

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We have an update on the Adrian Peterson indictment.

As previously reported, the star Minnesota Vikings running back was indicted this afternoon in Montgomery County on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.

We can now confirm that the toddler Peterson is accused of abusing is his four-year old son, who was visiting him this summer and who got into an altercation with another one of Peterson’s sons over a video game.

(Peterson has at minimum five children with multiple women.)

Through his attorney, the All-Pro says the charges stem from him using a “switch to spank his son,” admitting to this being a disciplinary technique that he's employed and which was used on him as a child.

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