Thanks to Jon Solomon for forwarding an item from today’s New York Daily News which claims that John Madden was originally slated to star as the object of Nicollete Sheridan’s affections in the ill-fated Monday Night Football pregame sketch (that ultimately featured Terrell Owens).

Turning down edgy roles is of course, nothing new for the former Raiders coach/Tinactin pitchman, who previously begged out of the production of Vincent Gallo’s “Brown Bunny”, forcing a list minute scramble to enlist Chloe Sevingy.