The legendary NBC sportscaster feels that the courage honors should have to gone to figures who were more effective like late college basketball player Lauren Hill.
This was a surprising reaction from Bob Costas, who I figured my take the politically correct approach to the Caitlyn Jenner saga.
Costas is none to pleased about ESPN dubbing Jenner as the next recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs, calling the honor a “crass exploitation play.”
“I wish Caitlyn all the happiness in the world and all the peace of mind in the world. However, it strikes me that awarding the Arthur Ashe award to Caitlyn Jenner is just a crass exploitation play. It’s a tabloid play,” said Costas. “In the broad world of sports, I’m pretty sure they could have found — and this is not anything against Caitlyn Jenner — I’m pretty sure they could have found someone who was much closer to actively involved in sports, who would have been deserving of what that award represents.
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