As many know, last week the Kansas City Cheifs LB Javon Blecher took a gun, shot the mother of his 4 month old child to death, then drove to the stadium and thanked his coaches before putting the gun to his head and pulling the trigger as police arrived on scene.
Bob Costas came on National TV while doing a broadcast for an NFL game and said the following:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOi7If0zW9s
So this week the NFL saw another tragedy. Dallas Cowboys LB Jerry Brown was killed in a drunk driving accident early Saturday morning. Driving the vehicle was fellow teammate NT Josh Brent.
As I sit and watch football tonight, I wonder if Bobby Boy will come one and speak about the dangers of alcohol and vehicles? And call for the control of them?
Stats show us 40,000 people in the US die in car accidents every year. Approximately 40% of that 40,000 are alcohol related. Alcohol itself kills around 35,000 people a year...that is just the booze, not mixing in the cars, so total it kills about 75,000 people a year.
Firearms kill about 29,000 a year with 16,000 of those being self-inflicted.
It makes sense if the NFL is going to allow Costas to voice his opinions about guns, they should also then speak about the banning of cars and alcohol?