KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) This should have been a big week for Brady Quinn.
The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is coming off one of the best games of his career, helping his team win for only the second time this season. He's heading back to Cleveland, where he washed out as a first-round draft pick, brimming with confidence in his strong right arm.
But as with the rest of the Chiefs, everything in Quinn's world has been cast in shadow.
Rather than going to a postgame news conference and answering questions with pride, he stood before the bank of television cameras and talked about a tragedy. It had been barely 24 hours since linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself.
The way Quinn handled the situation was almost universally praised, and showed the kind of leadership ability that so far in his NFL career he's yet to truly replicate on the field.
"Well, Brady has been very level-headed all along," Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said. "He handles ...