ESPN, X Games Eliminate 'Best Trick' Events After Death of Competitor
ESPN and the X Games on Tuesday eliminated the Moto X Best Trick and Snowmobile Best Trick events at the X Games after the death of X Games competitor Caleb Moore in January.
Moore died in January of head and heart injuries after he crashed his snowmobile during the Snowmobile Freestyle competition at the Winter X Games. But ESPN claimed the decision was not solely a result of Moore's tragic passing.
"Moto X Best Trick and Snowmobile Best Trick were not dropped in response to what happened in Aspen," an ESPN spokesman said. "This decision was under consideration before Aspen, and, in fact, our review of Snowmobile Freestyle continues."
The X Games will continue to have its motorsports freestyle events, though.