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
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)

(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.

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Feb 6, 2013 2:53 PM CST
Moron comments from a foul-brained America that doesn't know the NDAA 2012 death camps await them
Feb 5, 2013 1:50 PM CST
These people should spend their time mind controlling grades 4-12 in our education system. The reality is, once one passes the age of 21 they are in control of their own life, body, mind and MOUTH! But there is a minority in this country who feel the need to dictate our lives to match their choices.
Over the Road Steve
Feb 5, 2013 10:30 AM CST
I got no problem with the FCC regulating foul language on broadcast TV, but how is CBS supposed to censor a live broadcast? The "wardrobe malfunction" was a setup. This just happened. I wasn't even really sure he had said it.