CBS takes heat for its insensitive coverage of the Jovan Belcher tragedy

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.

The network also did its best to make Belcher appear as a victim.

And it continued at halftime.

As if that was not enough, CBS’ fantasy site explained why the horrific event would not impact anyone’s fantasy football team.


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  • TugboatPhil

    CBS usually covers stories of murder and suicide, unless the event happens in Libya.

  • Lisa

    So CBS can cover the murder “suicide” of a football player & call it suicide but cover up the murder of 4 in Benghazi and call it a riot over a video? CBS has a problem with both facts and timing!

  • thetusker

    CBS News is a Joke. I get better news off a comedy show a week later.

  • peteee363

    jovan was a victim of the evil bullet manufacturer, never mind he used those same bullets to murder his baby mama, and himself.

  • GaryTheBrave

    “CBS is taking strong criticism for waiting until 5 minutes into its pregame show to mention the Jovan Belcher tragedy.”

    WOW! A whole FIVE MINUTES. C’mon! It’s not like they were burying the lede. Yes, it is important as to how it may affect the game, but the game is the reason for the pre game show. Other off the field issues should be secondary. They should’ve waited until almost game time to mention it, or at least tell us who is taking his place.

    Not a football fan. Baseball’s my game. If you don’t mind I will now return to my hot stove league. Winter meetings are being held NOW!!!

    • Garth Haycock

      While I don’t necessarily agree with you on your take of the Belcher situation, I stand with you when you talk about baseball. Only 70 days until pitchers and catchers start reporting!

  • kch50428

    Arseportal Boob Costas went on an anti-gun tirade at the end of SNF halftime coverage… hey Boob… if guns kill people, do spoons make Peole fat? What a liberal toad

  • TocksNedlog

    Update: Jovan Belcher had no tackles today, but he WAS flagged for a personal foul.

  • Tanker74

    Why are people calling it the Belcher tragedy? It’s the Kasandra Perkins tragedy. Screw the murderer Belcher.

    • Laurel

      Totally agree!