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The Jovan Belcher murder-suicide may have taken place in Kansas City, but it hit home for many current and former Patriots who played under both head coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli.
Matt Chatham said the decision to play was rightfully on Crennel, and that in times of tragedy its best to trust your leader. Chatham also said that different players handle these situations differently and you have to look at each individual case about whether they can handle playing or not.
Kevin Faulk said if he was given the decision as a captain about whether to play or not, he would go to his teammates and try to figure out what the consensus was. He agreed with Crennel that for football players, sometimes the best distraction is to play the game they love.
Watch Chatham and Faulk discuss the Belcher tragedy with Dale Arnold in the video above from NESN Daily.
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We now know the name of the Kansas City Chiefs player who killed his girlfiend and then himself, as his family must have been notified. LB Jovan Belcher apparently killed his girlfriend at an area home, then drove to the Chiefs practice facility, where he shot and killed himself. If reports are true, he may have committed suicide right in front of the head coach and GM.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel, one of the last people to see Jovan Belcher alive, said he didn't know what was troubling Belcher at that fateful moment Saturday morning shortly before Belcher took his own life with a single gunshot to the head.
Crennel, who did not specifically address Saturday's events during his press conference after Sunday's win over...
One day after the shocking murder-suicide involving linebacker Jovan Belcher, the Kansas Chiefs played their finest game of the season and beat Carolina 27-21.
No turnovers. Just one penalty. And almost to a man Sunday, they praised the leadership of their embattled coach, Romeo Crennel.
The previous day, Crennel had stood alongside general manager Scott Pioli in the Chiefs parking...
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The agent for Jovan Belcher spoke about his client's murder-suicide, and seemed as confused as anyone about it.
When he saw Jovan Belcher arrive at the team facility Saturday, Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel did not yet know Belcher had just killed his girlfriend. He did not know the linebacker had killed Kasandra Perkins, the mother of the couple's 3-month-old girl. Crennel knew only that Belcher had a gun. "He hadn't told me anything about that," Crennel said...
After discussions between the league office, coach Romeo Crennel and the Chiefs team captains, Kansas City has advised the NFL that it will play Sunday's game versus Carolina at its originally scheduled time of 1 p.m. ET. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPNFantasy Spin:There was some question of whether the game would be play after Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend...
As scheduled, Kansas City will host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday after discussions between the league office, Romeo Crennel and team captains determined the game should be played.
Two people with knowledge of the decision to play the game as scheduled told USA TODAY Sports that there were no dissenting voices. Chiefs owner Clark Hunt discussed the issue with NFL Commissioner...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson, the nightmare came when he woke up Sunday morning and realized it had not been a bad dream, that one of his best friends, Jovan Belcher, was dead. "It was an emotional drive to the stadium," Johnson said. For Brady Quinn the realization of what had happened came when he walked into the Chiefs' locker room...
Football is embarrassingly tone deaf.
Jovan Belcher, a starting linebacker for the Chiefs, murdered the mother of his child shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday. He hopped in his car, drove to the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility, thanked Romeo Crennel and Scott Pioli -- and shot himself in the head in front of his coach and general manager around 8:10 a.m.
Within two hours, the...
A moment of silence for victims of domestic violence was held at Sunday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers.
The NFL and the Chiefs made the decision Saturday to play Sunday's game despite the fact that 30 hours earlier Chiefs starting linebacker Javon Belcher allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and committing...
Players, coaches and the NFL agreed not to postpone Sunday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers. "After discussions between the league office, head coach Romeo Crennel and Chiefs team captains, the Chiefs advised the NFL that it will play tomorrow's game vs. the Carolina Panthers at its originally scheduled time," the Chiefs announced in...
The Kansas City Chiefs returned to work Monday at their practice facility near Arrowhead Stadium, trying to find a sense of normalcy after two days of unimaginable heartache.
It proved nearly impossible to do.
The locker that once belong to Jovan Belcher, the linebacker who killed his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself Saturday, still had all his belongings in it. His...
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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher reportedly killed his girlfriend Saturday morning then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and killed himself after talking to Romeo Crennel and Scott Pioli. Details unfolding.
UPDATE: Belcher reportedly killed his girlfriend in front of her mother! Belcher also thanked Crennel and Pioli before taking his own life.
Several reports have already came in that an unnamed player on the Kansas City Chiefs committed suicide at the team’s facility. You probably have heard the news already, so let’s break it down.
The player has yet to be unidentified, but...