• Chiefs player Jovan Belcher kills girlfriend, then himself

    Summary of 99 articles · Updated Dec 8, 2012
    • Police release video of Jovan Belcher, hours before murder-suicide

      The Kansas City Police Department released a video of officers talking to Jovan Belcher just hours before he killed the mother of his 3-month-old daughter and then killed himself. The video was taken from the dashboard camera of a police car at about 3 …
    • "I Have To Deal With My Other Girl, Man," Jovan Belcher Says In Police Dash-Cam Video At 3 A.M. The Day Of Murder-Suicide

      In the video, police walk up to Belcher's car, tap on his windows, and talk with him about his job ("What position do you play?"), whether he would be driving anywhere else, and what his plans were for the night. The sound starts at 4:56, wher…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Chiefs establish trust fund for Belcher's daughter

      Chiefs establish trust fund for Belcher's daughter
    • Chiefs Organization Paying for Funeral for Jovan Belcher

      From TMZ: The Kansas City Chiefs organization is paying for Jovan Belcher‘s funeral arrangements … and has offered financial assistance to Kasandra Perkins‘ family as well … TMZ has learned. Sources directly involved with the situation tell us …
      Source: chiefsgab.com
    • The Last 12 Hours Of Jovan Belcher's Life: What We Know So Far

      We're still getting new and revised details about the timeline of events leading up to Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide. Below is everything we know so far, based on a number of media reports, police statements, and other sources. More »
      Source: deadspin.com
    • CBA will funnel significant dollars to Jovan Belcher’s daughter

      The murder of Kasandra Perkins and the suicide of her killer, Jovan Belcher, have left their three-month-old daughter, Zoe, orphaned. While no amount of money can replace loving, caring parents, Zoe will receive significant financial assistance in the c…
    • Moore: Cowboys’ Carr struggles with loss of his ex-Chiefs teammate Belcher & mother of Belcher’s child

      IRVING - Brandon Carr plays conversations over and over in his head. He gropes for moments that may provide a clue. There are none. Carr wasn’t Jovan Belcher’s closest friend when the two were together in Kansas City. That was linebacker Derrick Joh
    • Kansas City Chiefs QB Brady Quinn says team still 'in the storm' after Jovan Belcher murder-suicide: Cleveland Browns Insider

      In trying to explain the tragedy and how warning signs might have been missed, Quinn spoke of a society preoccupied with cell phones and social networks.
      Source: cleveland.com
    • Chiefs gather to remember Jovan Belcher

      Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, who witnessed Jovan Belcher take his own life last weekend, gave a eulogy for the fallen player during a one-hour memorial service attended by Chiefs players, coaches and staff, including chairman Clark Hunt, on Wedne…
    • The NFL will support Jovan Belcher’s and Kassandra Perkins’ daughter through college

      On the same day the Kansas City Fire Department released the chilling 911 tapes from the murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend Kassandra Perkins, the NFL announced more positive news. Zoey, the three-month-old daug…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Belcher was the subject of police reports while in college

      Former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher's name appears on at least three police reports released by University of Maine officials on Monday.
    • Kansas City Chiefs will be playing Cleveland Browns with heavy hearts (video)

      The Cleveland Browns will be playing the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday one-week after the murder-suicide involving Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Coaches and players from both teams talk about the tragedy and facing each other at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
      Source: cleveland.com
    • Chiefs attend Belcher memorial

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A person familiar with the arrangements says a memorial service for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher is planned for Wednesday afternoon.
    • 911 tape: Belcher's mom begged Perkins to live

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jovan Belcher's mother begged her son's dying girlfriend to stay alive while frantically asking for an ambulance shortly after the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker shot the mother of his 3-month-old daughter, according to a recording …
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Mom of KC's Belcher made desperate 911 call

      Jovan Belcher's mother begged her son's dying girlfriend to stay alive while frantically asking for an ambulance shortly after the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker shot the mother of his 3-month-old daughter, according to a recording released Wednesday of …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Jovan Belcher had access to many NFL support programs

      During his four years with the Chiefs, linebacker Jovan Belcher attended dozens of NFL-sponsored meetings devoted to personal issues outside of football. Unfortunately, the programs offered by the NFL and its players union, not to mention individual cou…
    • Long-term custody of Belcher's, Perkins' child unclear

      Orphaned at 3 months old, the daughter of Kasandra Perkins and Jovan Belcher, is being cared for -- for now -- by her paternal grandmother.
    • The timeline of the Kansas City Chiefs tragedy

      As more details come out about the tragedy in Kansas City, the timeline surrounding the murder of Kasandra Perkins and the suicide of Jovan Belcher is becoming more clear. There are still discrepancies in the story, but based on multiple reports, the tr…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Before shootings, Belcher spent part of morning at Armour Boulevard apartment

      Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher spent part of the night at a woman's apartment and stayed until 6:30 a.m. Saturday before going home, killing his longtime girlfriend and later himself, Kansas City police said Tuesday.
    • Belcher and Perkins had counseling

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas City Chiefs officials knew that linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend were having relationship problems, and the team provided the couple with counseling in an effort to help, a police official said.
    • David Epsteiin: Jovan Belcher murder-suicide make clear that it's hard to fully illumine the human heart

      Those who knew Jovan Belcher reacted to Saturday's news with shock. Was he really the quiet, good-hearted man they thought? It's a complex contrast, writes David Epstein.
    • Romeo Crennel on Jovan Belcher: 'I don't know what made him snap'

      Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel on Monday spoke with reporters about the events of the weekend, when Crennel witnessed linebacker Jovan Belcher commit suicide at Arrowhead Stadium after earlier killing his girlfriend in their home.
    • Jovan Belcher's Family Speaks; Jamaal Charles, Family Of Kasandra Perkins Issue Statements

      Standing outside the Kansas City house where Jovan Belcher killed Kasandra Perkins, Belcher's family addressed the media for the first time since Saturday. Belcher's aunt Mary Kimble, flanked by his uncle and sister, read a prepared statement and did no…
    • Cops: Chiefs LB shot self once they arrived

      Police hope to deliver an investigative report to prosecutors Tuesday, detailing what caused Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher to kill his girlfriend and then himself.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Dwayne Bowe Salutes Jovan Belcher By Wearing A T-Shirt With His Name Misspelled

      I think it's entirely reasonable for people to disagree on the proper way to commemorate a complex tragedy like that of Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend before killing himself. Of those who argued for the Chiefs game going on as scheduled becaus…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • What you need to know about the Cleveland Browns next opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs: Monday Browns Blast

      The Chiefs earned their second win of the season on Sunday, but that was of little matter compared to the tragedy of the day before. Links to stories on the Chiefs.
      Source: cleveland.com
    • Here Is Bob Costas's Sanctimonious, Horseshit Editorial On Jovan Belcher

      Here's Bob Costas dialing the smarm up to 11 in this referendum on perspective and sports by way of the Kasandra Perkins/Jovan Belcher murder-suicide. "Please," Costas intones, "those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their se…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Crennel: “I wasn’t able to reach the young man”

      To cap an emotional and informative opening segment to Football Night in America, Peter King of Sports Illustrated supplied some new details regarding Saturday’s tragic events in Kansas City. Citing a source close to law enforcement on the scene, King e
    • Javon Belcher's death 'hard to shake,' says Montell Owens, his former college teammate

      ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - The word that Jaguars running back Montell Owens kept using over and over again Sunday was “stunned.’’ Owens went to college with Javon Belcher at Maine and even hosted him on his recruiting visit. Owens was a senior when Belc
    • Chiefs show unusual strength, earn second win of the season one day after Belcher tragedy

      Setting aside for a moment the events surrounding the obvious and tragic incidents that weighed heavy on the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend -- and that's in no way meant to minimize them -- the team's 27-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers can be see…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Kansas City Chiefs take first step toward healing after Jovan Belcher tragedy

      Kansas City Chiefs take first step toward healing after Jovan Belcher tragedy.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Report: Belcher shot girlfriend nine times

      More details are emerging regarding the murder the preceded the suicide of Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Kansas City policy are telling local media members that Belcher shot Kasandra Perkins nine times.…
    • Chiefs score a touchdown on their opening drive for the first time this season

      Inspiration is a sketchy thing to pin down, especially when players are dealing with tragedy. But what we do know is that just one day after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then took his own life, the Chiefs took th…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Chiefs owner: 'So many people are hurting'

      Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt offered sympathy Sunday to the families affected by the murder-suicide involving one of his players, calling it "an incredibly difficult 24 hours for our family."
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Final score: Chiefs 27, Panthers 21

      Personal foul puts the Chiefs on the Carolina 40, where they get six more yards before kicking the field goal.Click to Continue »
    • Tragedy brings new concerns to forefront

      The terrible tragedy of Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide is a moment in time that causes a step back. Sometimes we tend to treat players as commodities -- height, weight, speed, 40 time, salary-cap number, etc. -- rather than people. But players are not j…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Friend: Belcher "Was Dazed, Suffering From Short-Term Memory Loss" After Last Game; Alcohol, Painkillers, Domestic Tensions Play

      Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, had separated two weeks ago in the midst of a dispute over the care of their three-month-old daughter, Zoe, a friend of Belcher's has told Deadspin. They'd only very recently reconciled. In email messa…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Chiefs players, coaches try to make sense of the impossible

      Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn thought he was in for another ordinary Saturday at the Truman Complex, the Chiefs' practice facility. He was made aware of a very different series of circumstances when he arrived at the complex Saturday mornin…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Belcher murder-suicide has added impact on Jamaal Charles

      As the Kansas City Chiefs try to come to grips with Saturday’s events, the senseless decision of linebacker Jovan Belcher to kill the mother of his child and then himself resonates even more strongly with one of the Chiefs players. Randy Moss of NFL Net
    • Chiefs wrestling with how to acknowledge Belcher at game

      Chiefs captains on Saturday made the difficult decision to play as scheduled, one day after linebacker Jovan Belcher killed the mother of his child and then killed himself in the presence of team officials. The organization has another, arguably more de…
    • Agent for Belcher Can’t Believe Events Leading to Client’s Death

      The agent for both Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and Romeo Crennel, the coach who witnessed Belcher’s suicide in a parking lot outside the team’s Arrowhead Stadium training facility Saturday morning, said “never in a million years” did he think
      Source: chiefsgab.com
    • Kansas City mayor calls Belcher murder-suicide “worst nightmare”

      Kansas City Mayor Sly James is describing what the Chiefs are going through today, after linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend and then killed himself, as the worst situation he can imagine. James, who visited the Chiefs facility today to see…
    • Stop Retweeting That Obviously Fake Account That Popped Up Today Pretending To Be Jovan Belcher's Agent

      This morning, Jovan Belcher didn't have a Twitter account. By early afternoon, @Jovan_Belcher came into the world. Here are the stupid tweets penned by the lunatic that created it: More »
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Agent remembers Jovan Belcher as “a happy, proud father”

      Many people who knew Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher are expressing shock today at the news that he shot and killed his girlfriend before killing himself. Belcher’s agent, Joe Linta, told Peter King of SI.com that it’s inconceivable that Belcher - w
    • Police: Chiefs player involved in double shooting

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City police say an unidentified Chiefs player has been involved in a double shooting.
    • Profiles Of Jovan Belcher Ranging From 2008 Through This November Depict Him As An Underdog Story And Model NFL Citizen

      Two extant profiles exist of Jovan Belcher, one written as Belcher was finishing up at the University of Maine in 2008, the other on November 21, 10 days ago. Taken separately, neither is particularly telling, except insofar as you learn that if there w…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Peter King: Agent for Belcher, Crennel in disbelief over tragic murder-suicide

      What were the warning signs behind the tragic murder-suicide involving Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher? The player's agent, Joe Linta, is one of the many looking for answers, says Peter King.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Twitter reaction to Belcher tragedy

      Here are some tweets about Jovan Belcher's tragedy:
    • Mayor: 'Think about your worst nightmare and multiply it by five'

      When Kansas City Mayor Sly James arrived at the Chiefs' training facility on Saturday morning, he wasn't sure what to say to general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel.
    • NFL offers counseling to Chiefs after Jovan Belcher murder-suicide

      The NFL has released a statement saying it will offer counseling to Chiefs personnel in the wake of the death of linebacker Jovan Belcher, who committed suicide at the team’s facility on Saturday morning shortly after killing his girlfriend. In a statem
    • LB Jovan Belcher Kills Girlfriend, then Self in Tragic Murder-Suicide

      In yet another case that will put the NFL and football in a bad light, today Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend, and then drove 10 minutes to Arrowhead Stadium and shot himself, committing suicide in front of his coach and gener…
      Source: chiefsgab.com
    • Source: Belcher murder-suicide followed argument over Trey Songz concert

      According to a friend of Kasandra Perkins, the woman killed today by Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, the couple argued in the early morning hours after the woman was out late attending Friday's Trey Songz concert at The Midland.
    • Kansas City players react to Belcher's death on Twitter

      Kansas City players react to Belcher's death on Twitter
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Arthur Jones, childhood friend of Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher, reacts

      Starting linebacker had five tackles against Baltimore on Oct. 7The news that Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher had died in a murder-suicide Saturday morning hit Ravens defensive lineman Arthur Jones particularly hard. Belcher was a childhood …
    • Belcher's college teammate: 'This wasn't forthcoming of his character'

      During each Chiefs practice, Jovan Belcher sprinted to the front of the line ahead of any teammates who dared to out-run him.
    • Jovan Belcher murder-suicide leaves 3-month-old girl orphaned

      Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, who died Saturday morning in what Kansas City police described as a murder-suicide, had a 3-month-old daughter together. The Kansas City Star reports that Police Captain David Lindaman confirmed that B…
    • Police confirm Belcher killed woman, self

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager, police said. Police said the 25-year-old killed …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Chiefs tragedy will touch Chargers

      Four current Chargers players were teammates of Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher, who police said committed suicide on Saturday morning after killing his girlfriend.
    • Police: Chiefs player kills woman, self

      An unspeakable tragedy occurred in Kansas City on Saturday morning. A Chiefs player has reportedly killed himself at the facility. Police are investigating a shooting involving his girlfriend, as well. The Chiefs sent out this release: “We can confirm t
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Final Word: AFC West

    Three nuggets of knowledge about Week 14: Watching the Chiefs’ emotions: It will be interesting to see how the Chiefs react in this game. They got their second win of the season in Week 13, beating Carolina 27-21 at home in a contest charged by emotion.
    Source: ESPN.com
  • AP “interview” with Belcher’s mother doesn’t add much

    Other than the 911 call that she placed after her son shot Kasandra Perkins nine times, Cheryl Shepherd hasn’t spoken. She has now, to the Associated Press.  But the tweet and the headline from the AP write a check the “interview” doesn’t cash. T
  • After emotional win, can Kansas City Chiefs put two victories together? Dennis Manoloff's Scouting Report

    Coach Romeo Crennel leads a still-numb team into Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sunday. There are other subplots.
    Source: cleveland.com
  • Leading Off: For the Chiefs, a Day of Sorrow and Inspiration

    At the end of a sorrowful weekend, the Kansas City Chiefs and their admirable coach rallied together.
    Source: nytimes.com
  • Chiefs take first steps towards healing

    It didn't matter what the Arrowhead Stadium scoreboard showed on Sunday afternoon. It only mattered that the Kansas City Chiefs were bonded, focused and helping each other cope with an unimaginable tragedy. The debate about whether they should play the …
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Prayers join tailgating outside Arrowhead before game

    With its Chiefs party bus nestled into the corner of Lot C inside the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot Sunday morning, a group of tailgaters chose to stick to its usual routine.
  • Loss of lives puts Panthers-Chiefs game into perspective

    From time to time we get a jolting reminder of how insignificant sports can be.Click to Continue »
  • The Chiefs’ sad list of tragedies includes another murder-suicide

    Saturday's tragic news that Javon Belcher murdered his girlfriend before killing himself summoned the painful memory of another murder-suicide involving a member of the Kansas City Chiefs organization. On Sept. 15 1980, former Chiefs lineman Jim Tyrer m…
    Source: yahoo.com
  • Texans react to tragedy in Kansas City

    After fatally shooting his girlfriend, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher took his own life at the team’s facility from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Several members of the Texans responded to the horrific situation by offering their condolen
    Source: chron.com

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