Tragic news out of Kansas. Linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, killed his 22-year-old girlfriend of three years in front of her mother, drove to Arrowhead stadium, thanked the general manager and coach, then shot himself in the head.
It was explained in an official statement that coach Crennel, the league office and team captains collectively decided to not cancel their afternoon game against the Carolina Panthers today.
Belcher’s motive for murdering girlfriend-of-three-years Kasandra Perkins just three months after she gave birth to his child is unknown. A friend of the couple tells the Kansas City Star that they had argued over Perkins staying out late for a concert and that she wasn’t aware of prior abuse.
One Deadspin reader wrote in the comments section that he shared a dorm with Belcher, who he described as “kind,” “soft-spoken” and also “prone to violent outbursts.”
“If I recall, he punched through a basement floor window that had mesh-wire in it after a fight with his then girlfriend,” the user explained in the comments section under the name “Starburied.”