NBC’s Bob Costas on athletes and guns Dan Leberfeld

Bob Costas, of NBC Sports, during an interview with Seth Meyers, commented on guns and sports.

“Let’s make a bet, you and me,” Costas said to Meyers. “Let’s say over the next five years we’ll do a Google search. We’ll have an independent party monitor it. You keep track of how many good and constructive things are associated with athletes having a gun, and I’ll keep track of all the tragedies and criminality and folly. And let’s see who comes out ahead or behind as the case may be.

“There is in fact a gun culture, no matter how you feel about the Second Amendment or gun control, leave that aside. There is a gun culture in sports. Since I made that commentary in December of 2012, just since then, forget about the dozens if not hundreds of sorry incidents prior to.”

Jets running back Mike Goodson is battling a gun charge in New Jersey, and had another court date yesterday in Morristown. Goodson was accused last year of carrying a gun with hollow bullets, and he claims it wasn’t his gun. His next court date is May 19.