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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.
I tried to do everything I could, Crennel said Wednesday on a conference call leading up to Sundays game between Kansas City and the Browns. And I feel comfortable with what I tried to do.
It just wasnt enough.
There is no coachs manual for the situation, and no manual for how to deal with the pain that followed. But the Chiefs played a game the day after Belchers murder-suicide, and somehow won. Wednesday they attended his memorial service before practicing for Sunday, when they will travel to Cleveland and try to play and win again.
Honestly I feel the emotions are still pretty raw, quarterback Brad...
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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...
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...
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 [...]
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles released a statement regarding Jovan Belcher on Monday, saying that the loss hits him close since he didn’t just lose a team mate, but also a family member. Charles said his wife, Whitney was first cousins with Belchers girlfriend, Kassandra Perkins. Our family has [...]
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...
A week ago the horrors committed by Jovan Belcher did not seem plausible.
The person that will pay the price for this tragedy more so than anyone else is Belcher’s the three-month old daughter Zoey, who will never get to know her parents in the light that she deserves.
On Friday the Kansas City Chiefs announced that they in tandem with the Hunt family which owns the team have...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Breaking their silence for the first time, the family of the woman shot and killed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher said Monday their "hearts are truly broken" and asked for privacy while they grieve the loss of two loved ones.
Belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, at their Kansas City home Saturday before...
This past Sunday, the Kansas Chiefs left Jovan Belcher’s locker untouched as a form of tribute after his tragic passing outside the Chiefs’ facility.
A memorial is being held in North Texas for the slain girlfriend
of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher.
Romeo was huge [this past week] — he was kind of that steady rock. In the midst of everything, he obviously witnessed it so he knew he had to put it on himself to not only communicate what happened, but at the same time, lead us because there was going to be so much emotion involved — a lot of guys searching, seeing how they should respond. He was obviously emotional, and rightfully...
In the wake of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide over the weekend, sports figures across the nation are offering their two cents on the matter of gun control.
First it was Bob Costas and then is was Jason Whitlock – not to mention the many in between and many more to come.
Whitlock, who was a guest on Roland Martin’s podcast this week, went into detail about his column...
As the Kansas City Chiefs stepped onto the field at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon, they were preparing for more than just a football game.
Peyton Hillis was well aware of that reality, gathering his teammates in the locker room before the game and using the bible as his guide, as NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington noted on Monday.
“Put on the full armor of God, so that you...
Late Sunday night, with the sports world reeling from the murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and the death of Rick Majerus, while being thrilled by the college football championship games and NFL Week 13, the bowl games for the 2012 college football season were announced. For the Oregon Ducks, there was no surprise: A trip to Glendale for the Fiesta Bowl...
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...