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Thor99    409,994

Name hasn't been released, apparently he shot his girlfriend too.

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slowmoe57    66,853

Jovan Belcher is supposedly the player and rumor is he did it in front of Crenel and Piloi -- sh*t is about to get real.

Damn guy was from West Babylon NY I grew up in the next town.

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JoeC36    64,187

I dont see how they can play that game tomorrow. I understand trying to keep things normal in the wake of a tragedy, but the have to cancel the game.

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NJ    132,734

Horrible .... the dude must have been troubled beyond belief, but the poor girl and her family and friends.

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JoeC36    64,187

Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher dead in apparent murder-suicide

Posted by Michael David Smith on December 1, 2012, 11:47 AM EST

AP

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and a woman believed to be his girlfriend are dead, after Belcher apparently shot and killed her, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and shot and killed himself.

A statement released by the Chiefs said only, “We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.” But PFT has confirmed with multiple sources that it was, in fact, Belcher who was involved in the incident.

The Kansas City Star reports that Belcher shot his girlfriend at around 8 a.m. on Saturday at a home in Kansas City and then left the scene and committed suicide at the team’s facility at Arrowhead a short time later.

Players on the Chiefs are gathering at Arrowhead Stadium today and being told of the situation. The Chiefs are scheduled to host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium. The Panthers’ team flight has not yet left for Kansas City, and the NFL has not yet said whether the game will go on as scheduled.

The 25-year-old Belcher entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Maine and quickly made an impact, becoming a starter during his rookie season. Belcher’s off-field life had remained relatively quiet, and the news of this morning is stunning to the NFL world.

http://profootballta...murder-suicide/

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New York Mick    85,400

Don't really feel sorry for people that pussy out and commit suicide and kill their girlfriend. There's enough help out there for someone with that kind if money and access to doctors.

And before you bleeding heart posters say he had problems, to bad a lot of people do and he had a way to fix them.

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Jetsfan1015    1,545

Don't really feel sorry for people that pussy out and commit suicide and kill their girlfriend. There's enough help out there for someone with that kind if money and access to doctors.

And before you bleeding heart posters say he had problems, to bad a lot of people do and he had a way to fix them.

Agree 100%... this coward just made a 2 1/2 month old baby parentless.

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Jetsouth    15

I found a friend of mine who committed suicide.. I had a former boss that did it, hell I know of several..It is the most selfish act one can do. Part of immersing yourself in your chosen field during adolescent years is a cost in social skills later.

My buddy was a hell of a combat pilot, but he couldn't handle the love thing at all..fourth wife cost him his life.

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The Crusher    188,925

Don't really feel sorry for people that pussy out and commit suicide and kill their girlfriend. There's enough help out there for someone with that kind if money and access to doctors.

And before you bleeding heart posters say he had problems, to bad a lot of people do and he had a way to fix them.

Selfish act.

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RutgersJetFan    84,023

I dont see how they can play that game tomorrow. I understand trying to keep things normal in the wake of a tragedy, but the have to cancel the game.

Tragedy is an understatement. I'd say that a player shooting himself in front of his head coach and GM the day before a home game is probably reason to cancel it. Not to mention that there's a 3-year-old walking around parentless right now.

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NJ    132,734

Just heard the KC officer state that Belcher was in his car the Chiefs complex parking lot with a gun to his head, 2 coaches were talking him down and when the police pulled up he pulled the trigger. Heard Crennel and Paoli were involved so they could have been right at the car when it happened. That would put a damper on playing football tomorrow.

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PFSIKH    101,506

I dont see how they can play that game tomorrow. I understand trying to keep things normal in the wake of a tragedy, but the have to cancel the game.

Why?

While I think there would be good reasons to postpone a game, like 9-11 or a natural disaster, the death of one player, whether by accident or suicide is not one of them.

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BroadwayJoe12    16,412

Sweet, I had the o/u at 1 page for someone riding in on their high horse about the concept of suicide as a whole. I win again.

I had it at five posts, I think you were too conservative.

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JoeC36    64,187

Why?

While I think there would be good reasons to postpone a game, like 9-11 or a natural disaster, the death of one player, whether by accident or suicide is not one of them.

For the sake of the other players on the team. If it was me and I worked with someone as close as NFL players work with each other, I wouldn't be able to go to work the next day. And I wouldn't want to be expected to

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Stonehands    11,216

If someone commits suicide at my job we stay open and give everyone,who wants to, time to attend the funeral. Unless the funeral is tomorrow, play the game.

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jetsjetsjetss    110

If someone commits suicide at my job we stay open and give everyone,who wants to, time to attend the funeral. Unless the funeral is tomorrow, play the game.

if someone committed suicide at your work though?

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slats    96,065

Sweet, I had the o/u at 1 page for someone riding in on their high horse about the concept of suicide as a whole. I win again.

Unfortunately, there's no good punishment for a successful suicide.

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neckdemon    49,161

For the sake of the other players on the team. If it was me and I worked with someone as close as NFL players work with each other, I wouldn't be able to go to work the next day. And I wouldn't want to be expected to

a few years ago a co-worker fell down an elevator shaft and died on the job. we all took the rest of the day off and went home. we went to work the next day and attended his wake a few days later.

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Lil Bit Special    267,723

The decision to play is up to the people who are directly affected by this and especially the people who witnessed the suicide.

This isnt a 9 to 5 paper pushing job. This is a physical sport where if someone is off their game they could get someone or themselves seriously hurt.

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Integrity28    60,586

I don't care about the pending argument about suicide here to be honest, only that none of us likely understand what it would take for someone to reach that point. That said, he committed homicide first and I've got nothing good to say about any of this.

Prayers to those that survive them both, in particular the child.

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Stonehands    11,216

The decision to play is up to the people who are directly affected by this and especially the people who witnessed the suicide.

This isnt a 9 to 5 paper pushing job. This is a physical sport where if someone is off their game they could get someone or themselves seriously hurt.

The Chiefs have been off their game all year.

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Larz    59,446

If someone commits suicide at my job we stay open and give everyone,who wants to, time to attend the funeral. Unless the funeral is tomorrow, play the game.

dang, how often does it happen ?

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Afinogenov    813

Surprised the game is still scheduled to go on as planned given the extrenuating circumstances of javon's death, if i were Romeo Crennel I don't think I'd be too into head coaching a game tomorrow...

What a terrible story

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JoeC36    64,187

Bad form. There is no place for that here. I hope you enjoy whichever online community you end up with next.

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