FIRST THERE was Bob Costas' idiotic comments on gun control.

Now, there is Calvin Hill's moronic idea to require Cowboys players to use devices that will immobilize their vehicles if the players are deemed unfit to drive.

Yes, we're talking about that Calvin Hill - the former Cowboys running back who used to give the Eagles fits.

Costas' recent comments came in light of the murder/suicide tragedy in which Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself.

The sportscaster said he agreed with Fox Sports' Jason Whitlock, who wrote that "if Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and [girlfriend] Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today."

Hill, now a consultant with the Cowboys, said he is considering having Dallas players use a device called SafeKey that prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver is impaired.

Hill said he came up with the idea after practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed Saturday while a passenger in a car driven by teammate Josh Brent, who was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.

We have no doubt Costas and Hill are sincere. But we don't remember either speaking out when former NBA player Jayson Williams was jailed for his role in the shooting death of his limousine driver in February 2002. Or when Donte Stallworth struck and killed a pedestrian while driving drunk in March 2009.

On the surface, Hill's idea isn't bad.

But here's a better one, one that Charles Barkley has advocated for years: Have players who can't control their drinking and partying spend their own money to hire a driver. It's not as if these prima donnas can't afford it.

Sure, we could ban guns and install SafeKey devices on every car in America?

Or we could take a giant step back and realize that people need to be responsible for their own actions.