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Deal Cut to Give Jenner Award Aids LBTGQ Nudge Effort—and Ratings

The bizarre Bruce-to-Caitlyn Jenner saga that started as a distraction in the aftermath of Jenner’s involvement in a fatal car crash (see photo and story from TMZ here) only resulted in Jenner’s controversial ESPY Award because of a deal made behind the scenes among two companies owned by Disney, according to RadarOnLine.com.

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Watch: Jenner Accepts ESPYs ‘Courage’ Award

On Wednesday, the recently transitioned Caitlyn Jenner accepted the “Arthur Ashe Courage Award” during ESPN’s ESPYs award show, broadcasted on ABC.  He was introduced by United States Women’s National Soccer Team captain Abby Wambach and gave a speech that said was meant to inspire

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CBS Sports’ Gottlieb: Jenner ‘Courage’ Award a Ratings Ploy

During Monday’s “The Doug Gottlieb Show” on CBS Sports, host Doug Gottlieb reacted to the report that former Olympic gold medalist and now-named “Caitlyn” Jenner is being awarded the 2015 Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year’s ESPY awards, presented by ESPN.