"The networks, all of them, dance to the NFL's tune."
February 11, 2019 11:08 AM Subscribe
Bob Costas speaks out on CTE, NBC, and how he got pulled off the Super Bowl LII broadcast.
On Nov. 7, 2017, Costas appeared at a journalism symposium at the University of Maryland.
There, he told a crowd of more than 400, "The issue [in sports] that is most substantial -- the existential issue -- is the nature of football itself."
He then went on a nearly one-and-a-half minute riff about football and brain damage that was punctuated by this statement: "The reality is that this game destroys people's brains -- not everyone's, but a substantial number. It's not a small number, it's a considerable number. It destroys their brains."