NBC, Bob Costas, and DUI Hypocrisy

by Greg Pollowitz

Bob Costas took a break from social commentary during last night’s NBC Sunday Night Football game and let former coach Tony Dungy handle the discussion of Dallas Cowboys’ Josh Brent and his arrest for “intoxication manslaughter.” Brent crashed his car on Saturday. Passenger and teammate Jerry Brown would later die from injuries sustained in the crash.

Of course, alcohol sponsorship and the NFL go hand-in-hand. Here’s a screenshot of NBC’s segment “Cold Hard Facts” presented by Coors Light, including a 30-second ad for Coors Light prior to the NBC Sports segment:

Do Tony Dungy, Bob Costas, et al. care enough about the issue of alcohol in America to ask NBC to turn down advertising dollars from the beer industry?

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