3 December 2012 11:31 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

One day after NFL player Jovan Belcher murdered the mother of his 3-month-old daughter and took his own life in the parking lot of the team’s practice facility, his Kansas City Chiefs took the field to play the Carolina Panthers, winning 27-21. Clearly, though, the mourning team’s victory was not the main story, as teammates, fans, and the media tried to make sense of the tragedy.

It was so awful that Bob Costas used his powerful perch during halftime of NBC’s primetime broadcast last night to bring attention to a gun-culture that he says makes such tragedies all too common. »


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