Bob Costas during Sunday's 'Sunday Night Football' telecast.
(USA Today) -- NBC sports anchor Bob Costas channeled his inner Edward R. Murrow and Howard Cosell during halftime of last night's "Sunday Night Football" game between Philadelphia and Dallas, calling for stricter gun control in the wake of Saturday's murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher.
The 90-second segment, which quoted heavily from a column by FOX Sports columnist Jason Whitlock, ended with Costas making the following declaration.
'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. If Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.''