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The sportscaster said the decision to give Jenner the Arthur Ashe Courage Award is a "crass exploitation play."


Bob Costas, doing his "Aw hell naw" face. (Getty)

ESPN has announced that it will give the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner at the Espys on July 15. Not everyone is happy about that. The award is meant to go to a person (usually, but not always, an athlete) whose actions "transcend sports," and some people feel that Jenner's decision to come out as transgender doesn't meet that standard (video below).

Now, veteran sportscaster/nine-time Olympic host/pinkeye survivor Bob Costas is joining the list of critics. In an interview on The Dan Patrick Show, Costas said that the decision to give the award to Jenner is "just a crass exploitation play – it's a tabloid play." He went on to add:

Sources: CBS