Found December 05, 2012 on Helmet2Helmet:
Kansas-city-chiefs-atlanta
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 of their 3-month-old daughter. "She's still breathing but please hurry," Shepherd says. "I don't know how he (inaudible), they were arguing, please hurry." Sheppard begged the 22-year-old Perkins, who was "just barely" awake, to stay alive. "Stay with me, the ambulance is on the way. Stay with me Kasandra, stay with me," Shepherd yells. When asked by a police dispatcher of Belcher's whereabouts, Sheppard simply says, "he left." Police arrived at the couple's home around 7:50 a.m. and discovered Perkins' body, which had suffered ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
FAREWELL TO ARMS

Costas goes on anti-gun rant at halftime

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

Frantic 911 call made by Jovan Belcher’s mother (audio and transcript)

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...

Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins’ daughter, Zoey to receive benefits from the NFL until college

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...

NFL will provide benefits for Jovan Belcher’s daughter

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 [...]

Jamaal Charles releases Jovan Belcher statement, Perkins statement

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 [...]

Woman slain by Chiefs player to be laid to rest

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...

Gun not at fault for Belcher's acts

The burning embers of the Twin Towers had a way of being invoked when a particularly dicey part of the Patriot Act needed selling 11 years ago. This was the smart play. Watering down constitutional rights is not easily undertaken. So scaring Americans and then using that fear to explain why this egregious assault on their rights is for their own good is genius. This is exactly why...

Cops: Chiefs gave counseling to Belcher

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 trying to cope with murder-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...

Families grieve after tragedy

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...

Chiefs left Jovan Belcher’s jersey hanging in locker

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.

Service held for Belcher's girlfriend

A memorial is being held in North Texas for the slain girlfriend of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher.

Jason Whitlock Says ‘the NRA Is the New KKK’ in Wake of Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide

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...

Dwayne Bowe Honors Jovan Belcher, Wears Shirt Which Misspells His Name

Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs Tweeted out a picture in which he saluted recently fallen teammate Jovan Belcher while wearing a commemorative Jovan T-shirt. The idea seemed good to Dwayne, he just had trouble with the execution as the shirt he was wearing spelled ‘Jovan’ as ‘Javon.’ H/T Deadspin Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Chiefs Emotional Win in Face of Jovan Belcher Tragedy Shows Sometimes Football Is More Than Just a Game

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...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.