The NFL has been quietly suing rapper M.I.A. because she flipped off the cameras during her live performance with Madonna at Super Bowl XLVI, and the league is demanding that she pay $1.5 million (which will go to charities) and offer up a public apology. Show More Summary
(NEW YORK) — M.I.A. said she’s been subjected to a year and a half of legal harassment by the NFL since she extended a middle finger while performing alongside Madonna at the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show in 2012. About a month after the Super Bowl, the NFL took action with the American Arbitration Association, demanding $1.5 million from M.I.A. Show More Summary
M.I.A. cause quite the kerfuffle when she flipped the bird to almost 167 million viewers during Madonna’s shimmery half-time show at Super Bowl XLVI, but we kind of figured that buzz had all died down. Apparently, not so. The activist/singer/fashionista...Show More Summary
For those of you with a long memory, you may remember when rapper M.I.A. flipped the middle finger and mouthed “I don’t give a sh--” during her Super Bowl XLVI halftime performance with Madonna. Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the NFL has been engaged in a lawsuit with the rapper for the last 18 months. Show More Summary
Do you remember Super Bowl XLVI and in particular the halftime show? The NFL does. You can bet singer-rapper M.I.A. does too. As an estimated 114 million people were watching her and Madonna perform, M.I.A. flipped the middle finger to one of the biggest audiences in television history. Show More Summary
It was over a year and a half ago that M.I.A. mouthed the line "I don't gave a shit" and gave the finger to the crowd at Super Bowl XLVI, but the singer and the National Football League are still entrenched in a hefty legal battle over the supposed obscenity.
While most people will forever remember Super Bowl XLVI as that time that the New England Patriots still couldn’t beat the New York Giants, a few people out there still might talk about it as that time that rapper M.I.A. flipped off the camera and mouthed “I don’t give a sht.” Actually, those people do exist and they’re lawyers, because the NFL and M.I.A.
In the aftermath of a Super Bowl XLVI halftime show that included M.I.A. doing her best Bud Adams impersonation for the cameras, the NFL suggested that legal action could be taken. And it was. Quietly. But aggressively. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the NFL filed a claim for arbitration in March 2012, seeking payment in…
Here it is Valentine’s Day, nine days after my beloved New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XLVI, and there are two things about the game I still can’t shake. One is my general sense of euphoria, especially...Show More Summary
The 49ers’ issues at receiver will continue into the regular season. Veteran Mario Manningham, added via free agency after making a catch for the ages during crunch time of Super Bowl XLVI, will stay on the Physically Unable to Perform list with a knee injury suffered in 2012. That’s the announcement made Sunday by coach…
New York Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck has already had the kind of career that many NFL players would love as a full-stop proposition. He's got rings from Super Bowls XLII and XLVI, and it could easily be argued that he could have been the MVP of each game. Show More Summary
Recently retired NFL center Matt Birk joins Mike Florio to talk about ending his career on a high note with the Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVI victory. The Ravens visited President Obama at the White House, but Birk was not present. He explains his decision to respectfully decline the invitation to meet President Obama.
Ex-New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley was quietly arrested for child abuse back in February... 3 days after he was cut by the team... TMZ has learned. Boley -- a starting linebacker in Super Bowl XLVI -- had been under investigation in…
After winning Super Bowl XLVI, the New York Giants were unable to return to the postseason last year after posting a 9-7 record in 2012. Defensive end Chris Canty earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants two season ago and saw the team fail to live up to expectations of a return trip to…
After a disappointing 2012 season, the New York Giants will look to bounce back in 2013 against a winnable schedule. New York failed to reach the playoffs last year after winning Super Bowl XLVI in the 2011 season. Despite moving onShow More Summary
After a disappointing 2012 season that saw the New York Giants miss out on the playoffs just one season after winning Super Bowl XLVI, the G-Men have been active this offseason, releasing veteran players and bringing new talent in. While...Show More Summary
The folks at World Wrestling Entertainment would like the NFL to know not to be worried about another Super Bowl power outage next year. WrestleMania XXIX took place on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, which will also host Super Bowl XLVIII next year. And because everything went smoothly on the electricity front for WrestleMania, the NFL…
Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork loves his wife, Bianca. Anybody who watched this interview, which aired prior to Super Bowl XLVI, knows this. Vince Wilfork is also a very large man who makes his living by knocking the crap out of other very large men. Show More Summary
Ahmad Bradshaw is looking for work just over one calendar year removed from scoring the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLVI. This NFL business sure is cutthroat. A source with "knowledge of the transaction" told ProFootballTalk.com...Show More Summary
In a trio of fell swoops that took place in less than 24 hours, beginning on the one-year anniversary of their Super Bowl XLVI victory over the New England Patriots, the New York Giants have cleared nearly $14 million in cap space by releasing three starters from that unforgettable game. Show More Summary