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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...
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January 07, 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

Mother of deceased LB Jovan Belcher sues the team

Cheryl Shepherd, the mother of deceased Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, according to the Kansas City Star. The lawsuit, filed in Jackson County, Mo., alleges that Belcher was subjected to "repetitive head trauma" during his four seasons with the Chiefs. The lawsuit also alleges that Belcher "...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
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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

Jovan Belcher’s body was exhumed in order to perform tests on his brain

The body of former NFL linebacker Jovan Belcher was exhumed late last week in order to perform tests on his brain, a lawyer for the player’s family told the Kansas City Star. Attorney Dirk Vandever told the newspaper that Belcher’s family hopes tests will provide a clue as to why the four-year veteran of the […]
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Jovan Belcher’s Body Exhumed For Brain Examination

Last December Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins in the home they shared shortly before taking his own life at the team’s facility. A year after the tragic murder-suicide, Belcher’s body has been exhumed at his family’s request according to CBS Sports. The family is hoping that by examining Belcher’s brain they will...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Jovan Belcher's body exhumed for brain exam

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher's body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. Jovan's family had his body exhumed on Friday at North Babylon Cemetery in the Long Island, N.Y., community of Bay...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Body of Chiefs LB Belcher exhumed for brain exam

The family of former Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher has had his body exhumed so that his brain can be examined for possible clues about why he killed his girlfriend and himself last year. Family attorney Dirk Vandever told The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/18LQqGo ) that Belcher's body was taken Friday from the North Babylon Cemetery in Bay Shore, N.Y. Vandever...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Body of former Chiefs linebacker Belcher exhumed at family's request

The body of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher has been exhumed Friday more than a year after he killed his girlfriend then committed suicide. Belcher's body was exhumed at his family's request at a New York cemetery, the family's attorney told the Kansas City Star. The family hopes the exhumation will shed some light on why Belcher shot Perkins nine...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Police sergeants son identified as the man killed at Arrowhead Stadium (Photo)

The man who died following a struggle at Arrowhead Stadium during the Chiefs game is the son of an area police sergeant. Kyle Van Winkle, 30, of Smithville, died at an area hospital Sunday night. His father, Sgt. Dean Van Winkle, is the public information officer for the city of Grandview. He said Monday afternoon that […]
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December 02, 2013  |  1 Comment

Kansas City Chiefs fan dies at stadium after altercation

Exactly one year ago the Kansas City Chiefs lost linebacker Jovan Belcher to a murder/suicide. Well yesterday a man died and three people were taken into custody after an altercation that happened Sunday in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium as the Kansas City Chiefs played the Denver Broncos. Kansas City police spokesman Darin Snapp […]
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December 02, 2013  |  1 Comment

One year after the Jovan Belcher tragedy, an open letter to baby Zoey

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --You probably don't even know how much you miss them yet. But you will. It's been a year since they've been gone, Zoey. A year this Sunday. By now, you're walking. Maybe you're talking. Running like the wind, babbling up a storm, grinning with every step. We just hope, wherever you are, that you are loved. That's the most important thing...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Guns and the NFL: Protection or Insanity?

Guns and the NFL, a deliciously complex marriage that has been consummated in explosive fashions too many times in NFL history, but the question to be posed today is are guns really beneficial for NFL players to have? And this isn’t being written by someone above the Mason-Dixon Line trying to make guns illegal. I grew up in the South, the Deep South.  It’s a place where some...
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July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Judge gives cousin custody of Belcher's daughter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A Texas woman was awarded custody Thursday of her 9-month-old orphaned cousin whose mother was killed by former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher late last year before he turned the gun on himself. Jackson County Probate Commissioner Daniel Wheeler issued an order Thursday granting custody of Zoey Perkins to Sophie Perkins of Pflugerville, Texas,...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Cousin wins custody of Belcher's child

A Texas woman whose cousin was fatally shot by a Kansas City Chiefs player who then killed himself has been given custody of the couple's infant daughter. Jackson County Probate Commissioner Daniel Wheeler issued his order Thursday afternoon, awarding custody of 9-month-old Zoey Belcher to Sofie Perkins of Pflugerville, Texas. Zoey was orphaned Dec. 1 when Chiefs linebacker...
Via AP on Fox
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Murderer Jovan Belcher’s Mother Seeking Custody Of His Daughter

The custody hearing for Zoey Perkins, the daughter of slain mother Kasandra Perkins and her father Jovan Belcher who after murdering Kasandra then turned the gun on himself, has begun with relatives from both sides of her family seeking custody. Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, who lives in West Babylon, N.Y., testified in court on Tuesday that it would be in the best interest...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Belcher's mother seeks child custody

The mother of a Kansas City Chiefs player who killed his girlfriend and himself late last year, leaving his baby daughter an orphan, said in court Tuesday that relatives from both sides of the family should be involved in the girl's life. Cheryl Shepherd of West Babylon, N.Y., testified at hearings to decide who will get custody of the 9-month-old child of Chiefs player Jovan...
Via Fox Sports
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Court hears Belcher custody case

The 9-month-old daughter of a Kansas City Chiefs player who fatally shot the baby's mother and then himself should have just one primary caregiver, a child psychology expert testified Tuesday during a hearing to determine the girl's custody. Zoey Belcher was orphaned when her father, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, shot and killed her mother, Kasandra Perkins...
Via AP on Fox
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Expert: Jovan Belcher's daughter better off with 1 caregiver

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The 9-month-old daughter of a Kansas City Chiefs player who fatally shot the baby's mother and then himself should have just one primary caregiver, a child psychology expert testified Tuesday during a hearing to determine the girl's custody. Zoey Belcher was orphaned when her father, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, shot and killed her...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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