Oct 10, 2014 1:51 PM by NBC Sports
With Rihanna telling the NFL and CBS to no thanks after her song was dumped from the first Thursday Night Football broadcast of the year, the contest for securing the privilege of performing at halftime of the Super Bowl apparently was down to two - Katy Perry and Coldplay.
According to multiple reports, the gig goes to Katy Perry.
It's unknown whether Perry will be paying for the privilege of performing. In August, the Wall Street Journal reported that the NFL had asked the finalists to "contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income" to the NFL or to "make some other type of financial contribution."
Maybe she decided after recent her experience at Ole Miss that she wants to entertain an international football audience. Or maybe the NFL gave her an ultimatum while she was under the influence of whatever she was drinking after the Rebels beat Alabama.