Costas on Sunday Night Football Comments


Bob Costas appearing on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” sought to clarify his controversial statements on Sunday regarding the death of Jovan Belcher:

COSTAS:  I took one aspect of it. I do not think that is the only aspect or possible aspect. There is clearly a domestic violence aspect. Clearly as I alluded to, the effect of playing football which we know has debilitating effects on mind and body, at least for some, what effect that might have had. What effect drugs and alcohol might have had. And another aspect of that is easy access to guns and a gun culture. And it was that aspect, the gun culture that I focused on. Not to the exclusion of the others but just because I didn’t have all that much time.