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The estate or guardian of the infant of the Chiefs player who killed her mother before turning a gun on himself will receive more than $1 million under terms of the NFL's collective-bargaining agreement.
Jovan Belcher's 3-month-old daughter, Zoey, stands to receive $108,000 annually over the next four years, $48,000 in the fifth year and then $52,000 each year until age 18. She'll continue to receive that amount until age 23 if she attends college.
The beneficiary of Belcher, who was in his fourth season, also will receive $600,000 in life insurance, plus $200,000 for each credited season. There is also $100,000 in a retirement account that will go to his beneficiary or estate.
Players' beneficiaries are kept confidential.
The current collective bargaining agreement was ratified in August 2011.
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Police say Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher spent
some of his final hours sleeping in his car outside the home of
another woman whom he described as his ''girlfriend.''
Police say the Kansas City Chiefs had been providing counseling
to linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend before he killed her
and committed suicide over the weekend.
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