It appears like Costas was blacklisted.
After the Will Smith movie Concussion, that regarded on the difficulty of head trauma within the NFL, broadcaster Bob Costas took it upon himself to turn out to be an advocate for concussion analysis. Essentially, he wished gamers and viewers to be higher educated in regards to the subject and generally immediately challenged the NFL. He even made some public statements about all of it that caught the attention of the league.
“The difficulty [in sports] that’s most substantial—the existential difficulty—is the character of soccer itself,” Costas instructed the group at a Maryland journalism symposium. “The actuality is that this recreation destroys individuals’s brains—not everybody’s however a considerable quantity. It’s not a small quantity, it is a appreciable quantity. It destroys their brains.”
Costas is now showing in a bit from ESPN’s Outside The Lines the place he defined that within the aftermath of his feedback, he was taken off NBC’s Super Bowl LII protection.
“I recall the phrase, ‘It’s a six-hour, daylong celebration of soccer, and you are not the suitable individual to have fun soccer,'” Costas defined within the clip posted by ESPN. “To which my response was not, ‘Oh please, please, change your thoughts.’ My response was, ‘Yeah, I assume you are proper.'”
What do you consider Costas’ alleged blacklisting?