NBC’s Bob Costas objects to Caitlyn Jenner getting the Arthur Ashe Award at next month’s Espy Awards as a “crass exploitation play.”
But isn’t that what the Espy Awards are all about?
“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. 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.”