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Brent Musburger Blasts CBS For Super Bowl Coverage Plan

Brent Musburger calls a college basketball game.

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 19: Sportscaster Brent Musburger appears before a game between the New Mexico Lobos and the UNLV Rebels at the Thomas & Mack Center on February 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. New Mexico won 68-56. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams kicks off in just under a week. Before the team's take to the field, CBS - who is broadcasting the game - announced one item is off-limits during its broadcast: gambling.

The network won't talk about gambling in the leadup to the contest. "Our policy is we don’t discuss gambling information. That’s our policy," CBS’ Sean McManus said.

Former CBS NFL Today host Brent Musburger has a problem with his former network for their stance on gambling. Musburger now runs and hosts a show on the VSIN radio station on SiriusXM where he talks gambling for a living, so it's not surprising to see him have this take.

Here's what he had to say on the SI Media Podcast:

"It's happening and you're sticking your head in the sand if you're an executive and you don't at least address it. And there should be part of the pre-game show, in fact the last hour, should show some of the crowds in New Jersey because it's coming."

As sports gambling becomes legal around the country, it makes sense for networks to factor that into their broadcasts. Since New Jersey legalized sports betting in the summer of 2018, the state took in nearly $100 million in revenue.

With the success in the Garden State, others will be quick to follow and networks won't be far behind in their coverage.