Costas: ‘Mistake’ to Talk Gun Control

    Bob Costas attends the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights 2010 Ripple of Hope Awards Dinner at Pier Sixty on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

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    NBC’s Bob Costas said Tuesday that he made a “mistake” when he blamed a lack of gun control for playing a role in Kansas City Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher’s murder-suicide. Belcher allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, before fatally shooting himself on Saturday—which came as a shock to the NFL and Chiefs’ fans. During the Sunday Night Football broadcast, Costas said, “If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would still be alive today.” Costas backtracked from those comments, saying he did not take the time to properly discuss the issue.

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