FOX APOLOGIZES FOR SHOWING SHIANCOE'S SCHLONG

Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that FOX has apologized for broadcasting an image of Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe’s, um, loose front from the locker room after Minnesota’s 20-16 win over the Lions.
It was an obvious oversight on our part, and we apologize,” said Dan Bell, FOX’s V.P. of communications.
Though some fear that FOX might face a hefty sanction from the FCC for violating indecency rules, the $550,000 in fines imposed against CBS for Janet Jackson’s 2004 “wardrobe malfunction” were scuttled by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, based on the notion that the FCC’s fine represented a departure from its “prior policy excepting fleeting broadcast material from the scope of actionable indecency.”
Under that reasoning, FOX likely won’t face a fine.