Found December 02, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
There has been plenty of sentiment from the media that the Kansas City Chiefs-Carolina Panthers game should be postponed in light of Saturday’s tragedy, but not many players have spoken up to say the same thing. That was until Chiefs wide receiver Steve Breaston offered his opinion Saturday night.
“There is no way we should be playing this game tomorrow …” Breaston wrote on his Instagram account.
Breaston has been a healthy scratch for a few games this year and only has 7 catches for 74 yards on the season. He’s probably done in Kansas City after the season, which may be why he felt free to share his opinion. Regardless, we agree with him.
Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend, then drove to the stadium and committed suicide in front of team personnel, including the head coach and general manager. How can you possibly expect the team to play well given what just happened? I suppose many of the players are programmed to only think football, and that the game can be...
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In the wake of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher's Saturday morning murder-suicide -- sportscasters (and sportswriters) have decided to put their own thoughts on gun control front and... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Kansas City Star
KCTV is reporting a Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and killed his girlfriend then drove to the Chiefs practice facility where he committed suicide. Reports from the scene by 610 KCSP said Belcher was confronted by Chiefs coaches in the parking lot as he arrived to the stadium facilities where he turned the gun on himself as the police arrived while...
Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend briefly lived apart before he killed her and then committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager, a friend of the woman said Sunday.
But Brianne York, 21, said that Belcher and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra M. Perkins, had gotten back together by Thanksgiving.
When she learned Saturday that Belcher had fatally...
Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star reports that “people inside the Chiefs’ offices who adore” QB Matt Cassel concede that his time in Kansas City is most likely over.
Cassel is set to make $7.5 million for the 2013 season, which is way too much to pay for the kind of production that he’s provided this season. There’s still a chance that Kansas City could look...
Former Kansas City Chiefs fullback Tony Richardson said he was "shocked" when he found out that linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend to death and then drove to the team's facility and killed himself. He was one of several who reacted to Saturday's tragedy in Kansas City. "People think, how can a young man with the world in front of him, making good...
Police say a 25-year-old Kansas City Chiefs player was involved in two shootings Saturday, one of which occurred in the parking lot near Arrowhead Stadium.
Kansas City police Supervisor Andrea Khan could not release the name of the player involved. The condition of the two parties was not immediately known.
Khan said the first shooting happened in a Kansas City, Mo., neighborhood...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. At some point, they had to return to football. They had to think about football.
The Chiefs knew that. This is their job, their passion, their obligation.
The nightmarish events of the previous 24 hours when teammate Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend, then took his own life had to be stored away, and the focus had to return.
Football is simply a game, but...
Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reports that Kansas City Chiefs four-year veteran linebacker Jovan Belcher (25) was the unidentified player who shot his girlfriend around 8AM CT then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide. Chief LB Jovian Belcher was involved in a shooting involving at least one other person outside the team’s facility today, [...]
Multiple media outlets are reporting that a Kansas City Chiefs player committed suicide at the team facility early Saturday morning. KCTV5 News’ Laura McCallister broke the story at 10:30AM ET Saturday morning, stating that police are investigating two deadly shootings that appear to be related. Reports indicate that the Chiefs player shot his girlfriend before [...]
Jovan Belcher's arrival at Arrowhead Stadium shortly after the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker allegedly killed his girlfriend Saturday morning was predictable, a sports psychologist said. The troubled player was retreating to a familiar haven before taking his own life.
How the Chiefs organization will now cope with this horrific murder-suicide won't be so easy to analyze...
The apparent murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, is one of a series of untimely deaths for current or former NFL players in recent years:
- In July 2012, Tennessee Titans receiver O.J. Murdock, 25, was found in his car in front of his Florida high school with what appeared to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
- In May 2012, Junior Seau, 43, shot himself...
It appears Sunday's game between Kansas City and Carolina will be played as scheduled even in the aftermath of the murder/suicide involving Chiefs middle linebacker Jovan Belcher.
FOXSports.com NFL Insider Jay Glazer reported that the league has "full plans" of playing the game at 1 p.m. ET Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Charlotte Observer reported that the Panthers...
Police hope to deliver an investigative report to prosecutors
Tuesday, detailing what caused Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan
Belcher to kill his girlfriend and then himself.