Is there anyone, ANYONE in the USA with a TV, and a remote, who likes watching the NFL and football in general who DIDN'T think Costas would drag out his Lifeboy box at halftime? I mean, come on! He's proof that like reality TV shows, Americans love to watch train wrecks.
When halftime came, I kneecapped that clown by making a KFC run (you know, those Festival Buckets). Stood in line over 30 munutes to get the stuff. Don't care what the Vertically Challenged One thinks on social issues. I don't HAVE to listen to him, like a moth drawn to the Coleman's lantern during a campout. There is more to the story than even HE knows. When/if the truth ever surfaces, it'll still be all about what folks want to believe.... concussions (the Blame Celeb these days), durgs, booze, mental instability, whatever.
To drag a bit of politics into this, let's harken back to 9/12 the day after Benghazi, when Romney gave his statement. All lobbie talking heads went nuts and ballistic, claiming he didn't "have the entire story", so no need to politize the event". Yet, here is NBC, the staunchest libbie network out there, not saying a peep, or chastizing him. Guess it's OK for one of THEIR talking heads to make the leap without the facts.
IF he could have been stopped, IF anyone/everyone knew what he wanted to do, IF he didn't have a gun, IF he didn't walk off the field dazed in the Bengals game..... what national talking head wants to publically state that, this even was NEVER going to happen at any time down the road? Belcher was prone to: drugs, alcohol, AND domestic violence, a deadly cocktail. Yet, society doesn't allow legal/forceful intervention until he actually did something. Instead of trying to take away guns from those legal gun owners, why no change THAT aspect of the law, which would seem to me to be a better way of stopping senseless violence like this from taking place. Toss him into "protective custody" for a few days, let him dry out and cool off. Then follow him closely to make sure the doesn't booze it up or take drugs outside o the training facility when administered by the team's doctor (yes, it's come down to this, when an allegedly grown up professional athlete needs to be treated like a kid in grade school).
My prayers go out to Zoe, who'll never get to know here Mom and Dad, and the only thing she'll hear from the public is how Mom died, and it was Dad that did it. I'm also praying for both families involved, so that they can deal with this mess and find closure, and help Zoe grown into all she can and wants to be.