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(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn performed flawlessly under the most difficult of circumstances.
Just one day after his teammate was involved in a murder-suicide, Quinn carried the Chiefs to a victory over the Carolina Panthers that ended an eight-game losing streak. He completed 19 of 23 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns without throwing an interception.
Afterward, Quinn drew just as much praise for the way he handled the incident involving Jovan Belcher.
Speaking from his heart, Quinn talked about the emotional 24 hours that the team had endured, and in doing so stamped himself for the first time this season as one of the leaders of the team.
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In the four days since former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide, new details have continually emerged from the tragic case.
The latest may be the most disturbing.
On Wednesday, the 911 call made by Belcher's mother, Cheryl Sheppard, was released. In it, Sheppard frantically pleads for help shortly after her son shot his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, in front...
Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend Kassandra Perkins, afterwards he drove to the Kansas City Chiefs stadium and shot himself on Saturday.
Gruesome details have continued to be released, and the newest might be the most disturbing.
On Wednesday, Belcher’s mother Cheryl Shepherd is heard encouraging Perkin’s to stay alive during her call to 911.
You can hear Perkins and Belcher’s...
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The NFL is making sure that Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel, GM Scott Pioli and LB coach Gary Gibbs undergo counseling after witnessing Jovan Belcher's suicide.
BEREA -- There is no road map for some things.
So it was last weekend when Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel found himself talking to linebacker Jovan Belcher as Belcher held a gun to his head outside the team facility.
Belcher had just shot and killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, the mother of his child. Belcher heard Crennels words, then went behind a car and killed himself...
Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend Kassandra Perkins on Saturday before going to the Kansas City Chiefs stadium and killing himself – but he left something very important behind. His three month old daughter, with no parents. However, it is [...]
According to the Associated Press, Zoey Michelle, the daughter of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, will receive over $1 million due the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement. The terms of baby Zoey’s benefits are as follows: $108,000/year for the next four years $48,000 in fifth year $52,000 in the sixth year and every...
The slain girlfriend of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher will be laid to rest five days after Belcher killed her, then shot himself in the head.
The funeral for 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at the Ridgeview Family Fellowship Church in Blue Ridge, Texas.
Blue Ridge is 50 miles northeast of Dallas.
Belcher shot Perkins at their Kansas...
The Chiefs placed defensive lineman Allen Bailey (ankle) on injured reserve Thursday.
Bailey played in just 10 games this season, totaling five tackles. He was merely roster depth for Kansas City. Source: CBSSports Attached Thumbnails
The Kansas City Chiefs' search for normalcy may go on for much longer than the remaining NFL schedule.
For Brady Quinn and Peyton Hillis, a different type of closure is at hand.
With emotions still prevalent after last week's tragic events, Quinn will try to lead the Chiefs to another victory when he and Hillis return to Cleveland to face the Browns for the first time Sunday...
Fresh off their second win of the season the Kansas City Chiefs (2-10) will hit the road this week to play the Cleveland Browns. (4-8) The kickoff for this game is scheduled for 1 p.m. EST on CBS.
In a lot of ways the Chiefs are the old Browns. They have Romeo Crennel as their head coach and Brady Quinn at quarterback. Neither of those worked well in Cleveland and the results have...
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.
Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis responded tersely to comments by former teammate Joe Thomas, likening him to a ''crazy ex-girlfriend'' who won't move on.
Thomas, the Browns' offensive tackle, said Wednesday that Hillis didn't always play hard during his time in Cleveland. He referred to Hillis as ''toxic'' and accused him of putting...
Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis responded tersely to comments by former teammate Joe Thomas, likening him to a "crazy ex-girlfriend" who won't move on, the Associated Press reports.
Thomas, the Browns' offensive tackle, said Wednesday that Hillis didn't always play hard during his time in Cleveland. He referred to Hillis as "toxic" and accused...
A memorial is being held in North Texas for the slain girlfriend
of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher.