CBS should be embarrassed. Didn't bring up Belcher until 12:05. Avoided "should they have played today?" convo completely. What a disgrace.—
Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 02, 2012
CBS is taking strong criticism for waiting until 5 minutes into its pregame show to mention the Jovan Belcher tragedy. Belcher reportedly killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide Saturday.
Miklasz, Woj, etc columns on Majerus tremendous tributes. CBS' head in the sand approach to Belcher story on pregame show embarrassing.—
David McCoy (@DavidMcCoyWSBT) December 02, 2012
Fox's NFL pregame show opens somberly with the Belcher murder-suicide. CBS starts with produced open plugging sponsor Garmin and Super Bowl.—
Geoffrey Sorensen (@GSorensen) December 02, 2012
The network also did its best to make Belcher appear as a victim.
And it continued at halftime.
CBS Sports' halftime show apparently still referring to the Javon Belcher incident as a suicide, not a murder suicide.—
PlayItBogart 보가트 (@PlayItBogart) December 02, 2012
As if that was not enough, CBS’ fantasy site explained why the horrific event would not impact anyone’s fantasy football team.