Vikings GM Wants Greg Olsen Off Fox Broadcast

Is Fox Sports giving the Panthers an unfair advantage

Is Fox Sports giving the Panthers an unfair advantage

Spielman reportedly said that he thinks its inappropriate for him to broadcast the Vikings game, and a request for Olsen to work a different Week 11 game was reportedly denied.

Fox is limiting the amount of pre-game access to the Minnesota Vikings this week for guest analyst Greg Olsen, in response to concerns raised by the team about an opposing player on the broadcast crew. Olsen, now on injured reserve due to a foot injury, could play a large role in a potentially crucial NFC matchup between the Vikings and Panthers on December 10.

Olsen hasn't appeared in a game since Week 2 due to a fractured right foot, and he will spend the Panthers' bye week in the broadcast booth. Olsen won't be in production meetings or at Vikings practice as broadcast teams commonly are, but is slated to be in the booth Sunday.

Fox Sports issued a statement Tuesday confirming the restriction for Olsen, the three-time Pro Bowl tight end. "We fully respect the Vikings concerns and will limit the amount of pre-game access allowed to Greg". While Matt Hasselbeck was quarterback for the Colts in 2014, he called a Rams-Cardinals game, and in 1994, the Chiefs' Marcus Allen called a game between the Lions and Buccaneers.

"I don't know how much inside info they're going to give me", Olsen said, per the Panthers' official site.