Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 1/14/13

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)
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher's alcohol levels were more than twice the legal limit when he took his own life, according to an autopsy report obtained by FOXSports.com on Monday. Belcher shot himself in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium, minutes after killing his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins on the morning of Dec. 1. No drugs were found in his system, but the report prepared by the Jackson County Medical Examiner listed Belcher's ethanol readings at 179 mg/dL and 170 mg/dL. A reading of 80 mg/dL is equivalent to an 0.08 percent blood alcohol level, the threshold for driving under the influence. "This reflects a significantly elevated alcohol reading," Chicago-based medical forensics expert Ernest P. Chiodo told FOXSports.com. "The blood alcohol levels should roughly reflect what they were at the time of his death." Chiodo added that Belcher was likely more intoxicated when he took Perkins' life, which occurred less than 30 minutes before Belcher put the gun to hi...
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