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CBS Blames Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide on 'Gun Culture' in NFL and U.S.


<p>Jim Axelrod filed a completely one-sided report on the 4 December 2004 edition of <em>CBS This Morning</em> linking the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide to a lack of gun control inside the NFL and in the country in general. Axelrod turned to only pro-gun control advocates as talking heads - Brady Center flack Marcellus Wiley, NBC's Bob Costas, and New York Times sportswriter William Rhoden.<br /><br />Rhoden blamed the widespread availability of guns in the U.S. for sportsmen getting involved in violent incidents: "<strong>Why do athletes love guns? Well, the reality is that this is a gun culture. Lots of people - and lots of people with money - own guns</strong>." The correspondent also outlined that liberal newspaper journalist "says the issue of guns and athletes is about youth, money, and perceived power."</p>