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The Kansas City Chiefs are dealing with the stunning muder/suicide of linebacker Jovan Belcher. After witnessing Belcher take his own life, head coach Romero Crennel spoke with his team.
“It was obviously tough for coach to have to tell us that,” quarterback Brady Quinn told The Kansas City Star. “He really wasn’t able to finish talking to us. We got together and prayed and then we moved on.”
At that meeting Crennel told him about the events from earlier in the day.
“I think everyone is just so shocked at what had taken place, being who it was and being what had happened. I think people are still trying to digest everything let alone think about playing a game,” Quinn said. “It’s tough to put into words.
“It’s hard mostly because I keep thinking about what I could have done to stop this. I think everyone is wondering whether we would have done something to prevent this from happening. And then we’re all thinking about his daughter, three or four months old and without a parent. It’s hard to not allow the emotions of the situation to creep into your head with the game this close. But we’re going to do the best we can to concentrate on the task at hand.”
Quinn said the players have already started thinking about what they can do next to help.
“The big thing is (Belcher’s) daughter. I know a bunch of the guys are going to try to set up a fund to try to take care of his daughter. Her parents are not in her life anymore.”
The Chiefs (1-10) game against the Carolina Panthers (3-8) will go on as scheduled today.
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by John Viril—
I know I write a Kansas City Royals blog, but Jovan Belcher’s tragic suicide today at Arrowhead Stadium cuts beyond any topic limits. I cannot help but think about the place of sports in our society and what role, if any, that his profession might have had in the terrible events that occurred this morning.
I’d like to think that sports had nothing to do with...
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The Chiefs knew that. This is their job, their passion, their obligation.
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