Bob Costas Attacked After Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide

Tue, December 4, 2012 8:48am EDT by 13 Comments
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The NBC sportscaster came under fire after using his halftime segment during Sunday Night Football on Dec. 2 to promote gun control following the tragic Jovan Belcher shooting. Do YOU think he should have given the speech?

NBC sports broadcaster Bob Costas changed gears from sports reporting to politics when he used his halftime segment during Sunday Night Football to advocate for gun control. The controversial speech was in response to Kansas City Chief’s linebacker Jovan Belcher‘s tragic murder-suicide on Dec. 1.

Bob quoted an article by Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock, who used to work for the Kansas City Star, which pointed out the problem of gun control, and how tougher regulations could have prevented his and girlfriend Kassandra Perkins’ death.

“In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows? But here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I believe,” said, and then quoted the article, “if Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”

His political statement for gun control angered fans, who thought he was expressing his personal political beliefs on a program that is meant for sports and entertainment.

“The Media Left at Halftime: Bob Costas pushing gun control, quoting…who else?..a sports writer on ridding the country of the 2nd Amendment,” tweeted television host Lou Dobbs.

What do YOU think of what Bob Costas said HollywoodLifers?

– Christina Stiehl

More Jovan Belcher news:

  1. Jovan Belcher’s Family Releases Statement After Murder-Suicide
  2. Jovan Belcher’s Mom Witnessed Him Shoot Girlfriend ‘Multiple Times’
  3. Jovan Belcher’s Baby To Be Cared For By His Mother After Tragic Shooting

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Posted at 2:10 AM on October 18, 2013  

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Marv

Posted at 10:29 PM on December 4, 2012  

This shows everyone our need to be aware of “persons” and their individual psychological profiles. Doctors and of course psychologists should concentrate on people that that have either a physical or mental impairment. To buy a gun is our right given by the second ammendment. we/I have that right. And the determination of whether we should own one is a concern all should be aware of. All sane and law abiding people should have and keep this right The CONTROL of the gun….or the tire iron…or the knife….or the screwdriver, or whatever any unstable individual chooses to use as their weapon is no concern here. The weapon has NO bearing on this issue. It is the unstable, unsociable person the needs scrutinising here.
Maybe we should limit the sale of pencils as they too can be just as deadly. Let’s add another hundred or so “inanimate” items/objects to the list, that can be used as weapons. Hell,lets control everything! Then nobody has to worry about anything, right? :-)
When all is said and done it was an unstable “PERSON” that commited the act. Not the “instrument” that was used which brought about the end.
Bob Costas is just ignorant. Maybe, hopefully he will grow up and begin to realise his stupidity and ignorance about what is happening. He should never be alowed to air such narrow minded statements in public ever again…………………He should be fired!!

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Rich Howell

Posted at 10:06 PM on December 4, 2012  

Bob Costas was right on about his gun control comments.

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Marv

Posted at 10:30 PM on December 4, 2012  

And you are wrong about your thoughts! You are as stupid as he is!

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David

Posted at 11:43 PM on January 5, 2013  

Your a Dickhead Marv

 
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david davis

Posted at 5:44 PM on December 4, 2012  

Bob costas is an all time great,but I don’t think it was the app time for it.but the producers had to know & was ok w it,they may have asked him to do it. He should not be fired tho everyone makes mistakes.he has done more good than bad while broefcaster.

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Marv

Posted at 10:31 PM on December 4, 2012  

NOT!

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Jim

Posted at 12:17 PM on December 4, 2012  

I for one turned the game off when Mr. Costas made his inappropriate comments, and did not return to the broadcast even though I am an avid fan of the NFL.
I will not watch the halftime show from now on, until such time as he is removed from the halftime show. I may not even watch any future broadcast of Sunday Night Football.
His comments were inappropriate, inaccurate and out of place.

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Marv

Posted at 10:32 PM on December 4, 2012  

Good for you. I agree!

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Jeff

Posted at 10:45 AM on December 4, 2012  

Bob Costas should be fired for his anti gun speech on a sports program. This is not the place for political views. We watch sunday night football for entertainment, not pollitical rants where we are captive audiances to idoits like Costas to irritate us with his personal opinions about gun ownership. If Belcher did not own a gun, he would have killed her with a knife or his own hands. He certainly was big enough to do that.

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Marv

Posted at 10:33 PM on December 4, 2012  

Hell yes!

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Sonya

Posted at 9:43 AM on December 4, 2012  

It’s way too soon for a speech like that.
And: “if Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.” You don’t know that, he could of strangled her then hung himself or drowned her then drowned himself.
Point is: He was gonna die either way because he was not well, but speaking about it, too soon…

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Marv

Posted at 10:33 PM on December 4, 2012  

YOU are right!

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