Costas gun control commentary on NBC SNF gets notice

8:40 PM, Dec 3, 2012   |    comments
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NEW YORK -- Bob Costas' "Sunday Night Football" halftime commentary supporting gun control sparked a Fox News Channel debate Monday on whether NBC should fire him and a Twitter storm involving Ted Nugent, Rosie O'Donnell, Herman Cain and many more.

The NBC sportscaster, who frequently delivers commentary at halftime of the weekly NFL showcase, addressed the weekend's murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Costas echoed the commentary of another sports writer who wrote that "if Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today."

There was no immediate comment on Monday from NBC Sports or from Costas.

The Associated Press

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