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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
22 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jovan Belcher likely suffered from CTE

According to the Kansas City star, former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely suffered from CTE prior to him murdering his fiancé and than taking his own life just last year. A post-mortem analysis of Jovan Belcher’s brain found the 25-year-old linebacker was likely suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, The Star has learned. Belcher was a starting linebacker for...
Via Pro Football Zone
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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

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,” […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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...
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

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

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 […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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 […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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
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