February 10, 2019

Bob Costas confirms he got fired from the Super Bowl for talking about concussions

By William Hughes

Earlier this year—after 40 years of sports broadcasts, Olympics coverage, and one absolutely hellacious case of pink-eye—veteran sports commentator Bob Costas announced that he was stepping down from his post at NBC Sports. Now, Costas is ready to talk publicly about one of the most controversial moments of the latter portion of his career: Getting unofficially fired from the network’s 2018 Super Bowl coverage, specifically for bringing up the concussion crisis that’s been quietly endangering the brains of NFL players for years.