Bob Costas Rips ESPN Over Caitlyn Jenner ESPY

Bob Costas took aim at ESPN yesterday -- blasting the network's decision to give the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner as a "crass exploitation play."
The NBC Sports star appeared on "The Dan Patrick Show" and said, "In the broad world of sports, I’m pretty sure they could’ve found someone -- and this is not anything against Caitlyn Jenner -- who was much closer actively involved in sports, who would’ve been deserving of what that award represents." Costas added. "I think this is just a play to pump up audience, the way lots of things are put on television to attract eyeballs -- not because of the validity but because of whatever the kind of gawker factor is.