Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 12/19/12

ATLANTA - AUGUST 13: Antone Smith of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs at Georgia Dome on August 13, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
We're getting a glimpse into the life of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher months before he killed his girlfriend and committed suicide. Jovan had another girlfriend, who he sent a text message saying he "would shoot" his longtime girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, "if she didn't leave him alone," according to Christina Vendel of the Kansas City Star. He previously told her that Perkins “knew exactly how to press his buttons and make him angry”, and that she “threatened to take all his money and his child if they split up.” At the time, the other girl probably dismissed as Belcher just venting, but it turned out to be a very ominous sign. After he killed Perkins and drove to the Stadium, he told GM Scott Pioli, "I'm sorry, Scott," "I've done a bad thing to my girlfriend already. I want to talk with (linebackers coach Gary) Gibbs and (coach) Romeo (Crennel)." In an effort to diffuse te situation, Pioli called both coaches againts the wishes of police. "You're taking the easy way out!" Crennel told him, before he knelt behind a van and shot himself. Crennel told police that Belcher missed a team meeting weeks earlier that he blamed on Perkins, who didn't come home the night before, leaving him to watch the baby. He thought the couple had “trust issues” and Perkins expected “a better life” with an NFL player. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/12/17/3970971/police-reports-shed-light-o... var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Cam Newton explains why he did not dive on fumble

George Karl’s agent rips Kings, wants broadcaster reprimanded

WATCH: Popovich has funny reaction to New Hampshire results

Suns vets pull packing peanut prank on rookie Devin Booker

Teammate gives Manning final completion ball from Super Bowl

Report: Ole Miss Football cited in 13 of 28 department violations by NCAA

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Larry Sanders to consider NBA comeback after other interests stabilize

The NCAAB power rankings

SEC begins crying foul over Jim Harbaugh’s spring break plans at Michigan

Marc Gasol reportedly out indefinitely with broken foot

Patriots waive Montee Ball despite never officially re-signing running back

Chicago White Sox: Impact of Mat Latos signing

Clemson LB has great response to NFL draft analyst's criticism

Former Aggies QB Kyle Allen reveals culture problems at Texas A&M

WATCH: Roy Williams collapses during game vs. BC

Panthers TE Greg Olsen shaves off his playoff beard

Derek Fisher thanks Knicks in statement

Miami Heat to honor Shaq by retiring his number 32

Oakland Raiders release Nate Allen

B.J. Penn announces he will return at UFC 197

Bring back the Dunk Contest

Michael Jordan’s rep comments on the crying meme

10 NBA teams that could be active at the trade deadline

‘The X-Files’ takes a shot at the Philadelphia 76ers

Ranking the top 50 NFL players slated to become free agents

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!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The NCAAB power rankings

Report: Kings to keep coach George Karl

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

Did Beyonce almost fall down during Super Bowl halftime show?

Curry to serve as drummer for Panthers

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker