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'Desperate' Ad Not Enough to be Indecent

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'Desperate' Ad Not Enough to be Indecent

'Desperate' Ad Not Enough to be Indecent

'Desperate' Ad Not Enough to be Indecent

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A little locker room humor got Monday Night Football in big trouble last fall: It aired a commercial in which Desperate Housewives hottie Nicollette Sheridan dropped her towel and jumped into the arms of the Philadelphia Eagles' Terrell Owens. The Federal Communications Commission received many complaints; ABC apologized. The NFL called the ad "inappropriate and unsuitable." All that, and now the FCC has ruled that no penalty is warranted. The ad was "not sufficiently explicit or graphic to be deemed indecent."