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 (@DavidMcCoyWCCO) December 2, 2012
Instead of covering the Belcher tragedy CBS brought in a Victoria Secret model to make picks and babble. #Priorities
— Bad Company (Bad Co) (@HebertofNH) December 2, 2012
The network also did its best to make Belcher appear as a victim.
@HeyCallahan Agreed. CBS show makes it sound like Belcher was a victim as well. Man up.
— Trevor Davis (@Treva_lution) December 2, 2012
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 (@PlayItBogart) December 2, 2012
As if that was not enough, CBS’ fantasy site explained why the horrific event would not impact anyone’s fantasy football team.
— Sean Hackbarth (@seanhackbarth) December 2, 2012