Monday Night Football skit not ‘indecent’

San Jose Mercury News columnist Jon Ann Steinmetz describes it this way: “The segment that aired last November [on ABC’s Monday Night Football] showed [‘Desperate Housewives’ actress Nicollette] Sheridan in a locker room wearing only a towel and provocatively asking the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver to skip the game for her. She then dropped the towel and leaped into Owens’ arms.” It created quite a fuss, and further spurred moves to increase fines for indecency to bizarre proportions.

Steinmetz reports that “U.S. regulators ruled today the racy clip didn’t violate federal indecency standards. In a unanimous decision, the five-member Federal Communications Commission said the segment ‘simply is not graphic or explicit enough to be indecent under our standard.'”

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