Bob Costas, the nine-time Sportscaster of the Year, has found himself in a maelstrom following comments on the country's gun culture during Sunday Night Football on NBC.
Costas, discussing the tragic murder-suicide carried out Saturday by Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher, quoted liberally from Kansas City Star columnist Jason Whitlock about the incident.
In it Whitlock, and by extension Costas, decried the nation's gun culture as being responsible for too many deaths among young people and domestic partners.
Read Whitlock's column HERE.
There was immediate and explosive reaction on Twitter and on the Internet, including this from S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg): "These remarks that Bob Costas made are deplorable and without merit."
What do you think? Should Costas be discussing gun culture or gun rights on national television? Are guns to blame for tragedies like this one over the weekend?