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NBC, NFL apologize for obscene gesture

Updated: February 6, 2012, 5:40 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The NFL and a major television network are apologizing for another Super Bowl halftime show.

There was no wardrobe malfunction, nothing like that glimpse of Janet Jackson's nipple eight years ago that caused an uproar and a government scrutiny. Instead, it was an extended middle finger from British singer M.I.A. during Sunday night's performance of Madonna's new single, "Give Me All Your Luvin."

In front of some 114 million viewers, she flipped the bird and appeared to sing, "I don't ...

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