Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/21/14

ATLANTA - AUGUST 13: Antone Smith of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs at Georgia Dome on August 13, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
A name has been added to reports of a Chiefs player who reportedly killed his girlfriend and then himself Saturday morning. Jovan Belcher, 25, shot his girlfriend around 8 a.m. at a house in Kansas City then drove to the team’s practice facility, where he was seen with members of the coaching staff before he shot himself, according several sources who said they have talked with police. A Kansas City Police Department spokesman has talked about the incident but hasn’t confirmed who the player was, although the spokesman said the coaches were never in danger. Head coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli were the ones outside the team facility when Belcher killed himself, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, who said Belcher thanked them both before firing the shot. Canfora also reported that the Chiefs are “shocked,” saying Belcher had “no history of anything like this,” and that he and his girlfriend had recently had a child. Details were few throughout the morning, with the Chiefs only confirming that an incident had happened. Belcher’s death was confirmed shortly after noon. Chiefs players have been arriving at Arrowhead Stadium and are being told about the situation, according to Pro Football Talk. The Chiefs are scheduled to host the Panthers on Sunday, but there has been no word on whether the NFL is considering rescheduling the game. A spokesman from the Kansas City Police Department gives more details in this video.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Giants dethrone Royals in Game 1 of World Series

Wife of Royals pitcher leaves World Series ticket as tip

Report: Chandler Jones to miss a month with hip injury

Lance Briggs left Bears' locker room to avoid the fighting

Could the Seahawks have gotten more for Percy Harvin?

Five storylines to watch in the 2014 World Series

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Favre delays Lambeau return due to Bart Starr’s health

Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

Fan in critical condition after being beaten before Bears game

Ben Roethlisberger rips the media

Tim Tebow: Gators don't have offensive leadership, lack heart

Colts punter asks Antonio Brown not to kick him in face

Royals fans sleeping during Game 1 loss at World Series

Matt Flynn had a blast at Pearl Jam concert

Report: Back injury could end Nathan Horton's career

Report: Ray Rice files grievance against Ravens

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups E – H

PHOTO: Fans place Manning’s 509 football in Hall of Fame

Jets sign Jeremy Kerley to $16M 4-year extension

10 teams that should try to trade for Yoenis Cespedes

Lego stadiums: turning a childhood hobby into a business

Bayless: Kobe's sexual assault trial gave him 'edge' and 'sizzle'

Blackhawks make leukemia patient's dream come true

College football's post-Week 8 Playoff projection

Chiefs News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Royals fans sleeping during Game 1

Rice files grievance against Ravens

UEFA Champions League midway report

Cowboys release Michael Sam

Bayless: Kobe's sexual assault trial gave him 'edge'

10 teams that should try to trade for Yoenis Cespedes

Five storylines to watch in the 2014 World Series

Ben Roethlisberger rips media

NFL Power Rankings Week 7

Pistorius sentenced to five years

Lane Kiffin trashed in political ad

Details of War Machine's suicide letter leaked

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.