Bob Costas Claims He Was Removed From Super Bowl Broadcast For Concussion Coverage

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After the Will Smith movie Concussion, that appeared on the situation of head trauma within the NFL, broadcaster Bob Costas took it upon himself to grow to be an advocate for concussion analysis. Essentially, he wished gamers and viewers to be higher educated concerning the subject and typically instantly challenged the NFL. He even made some public statements about all of it that caught the attention of the league. 

"The situation [in sports] that's most substantial—the existential situation—is the character of soccer itself," Costas advised the gang at a Maryland journalism symposium. "The actuality is that this sport 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 chunk 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 precise individual to have a good time 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 suppose you are proper.'"

What do you consider Costas' alleged blacklisting?