Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/1/12

DENVER - NOVEMBER 14: Offensive lineman Chris Kuper of the Denver Broncos blocks against Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 14, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 49-29. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Former Kansas City Chiefs fullback Tony Richardson said he was "shocked" when he found out that linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend to death and then drove to the team's facility and killed himself. He was one of several who reacted to Saturday's tragedy in Kansas City. "People think, how can a young man with the world in front of him, making good money and playing on a national stage, do something like that?," Richardson told USA Today. "But you just don't understand the mental state of what some people are dealing with. It's sad." Belcher, 25, was a starter at inside linebacker for the Chiefs this season and was in his fourth season in the NFL. "In a small-market (city), people really love their Chiefs' players," said Richardson, who played with the Chiefs from 1995-2005. "They know everything about every player. It's a big family and a very close-knit community. This was a young man people followed and cheered for. It's devastating." Dwayne Wilmot, Belcher's po...
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