When you’re in a hole, stop digging. Last night NBC sportscaster Bob Costas made an appearance on the O’Reilly Fact in an effort to clear up any “misunderstanding” about what he said during his anti-gun monologue on Sunday night football in reaction to NFL player Jovan Belcher killing the mother of his child. Yesterday, Costas issued a non-apology for his comments that was full of excuses and one that blamed viewers for misinterpreting what he really meant and said.

“I don’t back up on anything I said.”

First of all, since Costas has come under heavy criticism for his comments, he’s repeatedly tried to shift the focus to, “I was quoting a column,” stressing the words weren’t really his. The problem? When Costas made the remarks on Sunday he said, “You want some actual perspective on this, well, a bit of it comes from the Kansas City based writer Jason Whitlock with whom I do not always agree but who today said it so well, we might as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article.”