CBS May Be in Trouble for Flacco F-Bomb

Parents Television Council wants FCC to investigate

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 4, 2013 9:53 AM CST

(Newser) – Another Super Bowl will be investigated by the FCC—not for a wardrobe malfunction this time, but for an F-bomb. While celebrating last night's win, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco appeared to say, "This is fucking awesome," Politico reports. Another player apparently said, "Holy shit." The Parents Television Council has, of course, asked the FCC to investigate, and CBS could be hit with a complaint for not bleeping out the words. But before anybody gets out their checkbook, the Baltimore Sun notes that the curses took place after the FCC's so-called indecency rule expired at 10pm, and that it hasn't had a ton of luck in pursuing such fines.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) holds up the the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) holds up the the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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