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Former Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher had CTE at time of murder-suicide

Former Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, and then killed himself at the Chiefs practice facility in December of 2012. A year later, Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepard had his body exhumed so an autopsy could be performed to see if he was suffering from CTE at the time of his death. CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, is a neurological...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brain study finds 76 of 79 deceased NFL players had CTE

Researchers at the nation’s largest brain bank have concluded a study on the brains of... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Autopsy reveals Chiefs LB Belcher had CTE damage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries. Belcher, 25, killed Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, in the couple&...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Doctor Says Jovan Belcher Suffered From CTE at Time of Murder-Suicide

On a day where the Kansas City Chiefs host the New England Patriots, some revealing news about former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher has came out. In 2012, Belcher killed his girlfriend before committing suicide in the parking lot at Arrowhead Stadium. According to a neuropathologist, Belcher had brain damage.  In a report obtained by “Outside the Lines,” Dr. Piotr Kozlowski...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Autopsy: Jovan Belcher had CTE at time of murder-suicide in 2012

  An autopsy performed a year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his baby's mother and himself found the 25-year-old sustained the same kind of brain damage that has turned up in other NFL players. Belcher fatally shot 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, in the couple's Kansas City home before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and killing himself...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Autopsy shows Chiefs LB Belcher had brain damage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) An autopsy performed a year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his baby's mother and himself found the 25-year-old sustained the same kind of brain damage that has turned up in other NFL players. Belcher fatally shot 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, in the couple's Kansas City home before driving to Arrowhead Stadium...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jovan Belcher’s brain reportedly showed signs of CTE

Jovan Belcher, the former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker who shot and killed his girlfriend nearly two years ago before committing suicide, may have suffered from a condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Dr. Piotr Kozlowski, a neuropathologist, wrote in a report that he detected neurofibrillary tangles of tau protein […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jovan Belcher likely had CTE

Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself at the team facility in 2012, showed signs of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) when his body was exumed for further testing a year after his death. This report from ESPN’s Outside the Lines details what doctors found when they studied Belcher’s brain posthumously...
Via Sportsnaut
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Diminishing Reputation of The Professional Athlete

  Evan Habeeb – USA Today Sports There is a certain responsibility that comes with being a professional athlete. Contrary to your common singer or movie star, athletes are consistently expected to be a representation of what is good in the world. Sportsmanship, teamwork, and hard-work are all common traits that come to mind when you think of the consummate sports star. They are...
Via The Sideline
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL on CBS’ James Brown gives IMPORTANT essay on domestic abuse

You know what’s going on with Ray Rice. Coverage of this issue is wall to wall right now. Here’s what James Brown, of the NFL on CBS said tonight during the Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers pregame show: - “Two years ago, I challenged the NFL community and all men to seriously confront the problem of domestic violence, especially coming on the heels of the murder-suicide...
Via The Sports Bank
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Continued progress is crucial for Chiefs

One year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs had just finished one of their most memorable seasons in the history of the franchise – memorable, that is, in a bad way. The 2012 Chiefs season started with so much promise and hope, but only ended with despair and disappointment. What started out as hope and promise, stemming from the return of stars Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry from injury...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
January 27, 2014  |  1 Comment

Weekly Rewind: Chiefs staff wins awards, Chiefs players who need to improve, more

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to get you caught up on all things Kansas City Chiefs, along with national featured columns you may enjoy. Kansas City Chiefs The Chiefs need a playmaking receiver to take the next step (READ) Why the Chiefs should not extend Alex Smith (READ) Blame is unlikely to fall on the Chiefs in the Jovan Belcher case (READ) Four guys...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

TWITTER TUESDAY: 2014 Chiefs schedule looks tough

While the Chiefs may not have been a part of divisional playoff weekend, they got a preview of the competition to expect for next season. So 5 of the 8 teams that played this weekend are on the #Chiefs schedule next season. All 4 that play next week as well. — Nick Jacobs (@Jacobs71) January 13, 2014 Obviously the Chiefs will have their usual division matchups with the Denver...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Blame unlikely to fall on Chiefs in Jovan Belcher case

Drama continues this week in Kansas City as evidence surfaces regarding the allegations of player negligence by the Chiefs franchise, specifically in the case of Jovan Belcher. However, it’s becoming clear that the team might not be to blame for the player’s erratic behavior last year that ended in a murder-suicide on December 1, 2012. Last week, Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepard...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the Kansas City Chiefs make Jovan Belcher a monster -- or was the monster already there?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As a freshman at the University of Maine, Jovan Belcher once put his hand through a window because of a woman. On April 1, 2006, according to a report, the former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker "suffered a serious cut on his hand," the university police sergeant noted, after being  "upset about a girl." Less than a year after that, police at...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lawsuit by Belcher’s mom latest off field issue

While no one will quite understand how or why the Chiefs-Colts playoff game ended quite how it did, it’s time to move forward – Kansas City had a huge comeback in 2013, and hopefully can progress even more as NFL free agency and the draft approach. Unfortunately, despite optimism, the Chiefs must look back to last season’s murder-suicide by former player Jovan Belcher, following...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Staring Down the Barrel of a Loss: A Chiefs Story

Normal losses in the NFL are tough. Losses cost coaches jobs, they cost players opportunities, they cost fans confidence, they cost teams seasons, they cost organizations sacred legacies and they cost cities winning identity's. What happened to Kansas City on Saturday afternoon wasn't a normal loss. It was cruel and unusual punishment for a fanbase that is among the most...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Engel: NFL still not connecting the dots about concussions

Listening to Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe talk about it Wednesday, his concussion sounded so benign. What he described sounded symptomatic of taking a couple of Tylenol PM rather than a blow to the brain. Not that his "just a little fatigued" answer really mattered. All anybody heard, and I am culpable, too, was that Bowe had been cleared to play in Kansas City'...
Via Fox Sports
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jovan Belcher’s mother is suing the Kansas City Chiefs for 15,000 dollars for her son’s death

The mother of former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the team Tuesday after exhuming his body so that his brain could be examined for evidence of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. The lawsuit, filed by Cheryl Shepherd in Jackson County (Mo.) circuit court, alleges Belcher was subjected to “repetitive head trauma,” […]
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January 01, 2014  |  2 Comments

Jovan Belcher's mother sues Chiefs for wrongful death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The mother of former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the team Tuesday after exhuming his body so that his brain could be examined for evidence of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. The lawsuit, filed by Cheryl Shepherd in Jackson County (Mo.) circuit court, alleges Belcher was subjected to "repetitive...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jovan Belcher’s mother files wrongful death lawsuit against KC

The mother of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the team Tuesday after exhuming his body so that his brain could be examined for evidence of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Cheryl Shepherd in Jackson County (Mo.) circuit court, alleges Belcher was subjected to "repetitive...
Via The Other Paper
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jovan Belcher’s Mother Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Against Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The mother of former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the team Tuesday after exhuming his body so that his brain could be examined for evidence of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. The lawsuit, filed by Cheryl Shepherd in Jackson County (Mo.) circuit court, alleges Belcher was subjected to “repetitive...
Via NESN.com
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Mother of Belcher sues Chiefs for wrongful death

The mother of former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the team Tuesday after exhuming his body so that his brain could be examined for evidence of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. The lawsuit, filed by Cheryl Shepherd in Jackson County (Mo.) circuit court, alleges Belcher was subjected to ''repetitive head trauma...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Mother of Jovan Belcher files wrongful-death lawsuit against Chiefs

The mother of former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the team Tuesday after exhuming his body so that his brain could be examined for evidence of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. The lawsuit, filed by Cheryl Shepherd in Jackson County (Mo.) circuit court, alleges Belcher was subjected to "repetitive head trauma...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Mother of Murderer & LB Jovan Belcher Sues Chiefs For Wrongful Death

I just don’t believe head trauma causes you to shot your girlfriend 9 times and then kill yourself, but that is what the mother of Jovan Belcher says in her lawsuit. Belcher, who killed longtime girlfriend Kasandra Perkins in the couple’s Kansas City home last December, then drove to the Chiefs’ training facility and killed himself, had played for the Chiefs for four years...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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