FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
News media information 202/418-0500
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
March 14, 2005
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:|
Janice Wise at (202) 418-7450
Washington, D.C.: The Federal Communications Commission today issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order denying complaints alleging that affiliates of the ABC Television Network aired indecent material during a November 15, 2004 segment that introduced ABC's Monday Night Football telecast. The segment featured a locker room encounter between Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens and actress Nicollette Sheridan from ABC's Desperate Housewives program.
The Commission concluded that the episode is not sufficiently explicit or graphic to be deemed indecent.
By the Commission: Chairman Powell, Commissioners Abernathy, Copps, issuing a separate statement, Martin and Adelstein, FCC 05-53, March 14, 2005.
Enforcement Bureau Contacts: Janice Wise or Lisa Fowlkes (202) 418-7450