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Jovan Belcher Suicide

Autopsy Of NFL Player Involved In Murder-Suicide Finds Signs Of Brain Damage

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 11.29.2014 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and ...

REPORT: Ex-NFL Player's Body Exhumed For Brain Exam

AP | Posted 12.14.2013 | Sports

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 ...

Expert: Belcher's Child Better Off With 1 Caregiver

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 08.11.2013 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The mother of a Kansas City Chiefs player who killed his girlfriend and himself late last year, leaving his baby daughter an ...

Lawyer Guardian To Be Appointed For Belcher Baby

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A Missouri court will appoint a lawyer to protect the interests of the 4-month-old daughter of the late Kansas City Chiefs l...

NFL Players Turning In Guns Following Belcher Tragedy

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.11.2012 | Sports

In the wake of the tragic Jovan Belcher murder-suicide that occurred earlier this month, several NFL players have reportedly come forward to turn in t...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 02.10.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Back to the future. The seven non-football schools in the Big East could break off and form their own conference. Those schools include Georgetown, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova, five of the original seven in the Big East.

Belcher's Mother Speaks Out

AP | MARIA SUDEKUM | Posted 02.04.2013 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The days since Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend then shot himself in the head have been very difficult for his mother, who said...

Football and Guns

Dan Treadway | Posted 02.03.2013 | Sports
Dan Treadway

They can shatter bones and end lives, but their importance to our culture makes any critical conversation about the obvious dangers they pose taboo.

The Mental and Emotional Stresses of an NFL Athlete

Ronnie Cameron | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports
Ronnie Cameron

The nature of the NFL doesn't allow athletes to show weakness or injury physically and definitely not mentally.

Victim's Family: 'Our Hearts Are Truly Broken'

AP | MARIA SUDEKUM | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Breaking their silence for the first time, the family of the woman shot and killed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Bel...

Ted Nugent Slams Bob Costas For Gun Control Comments During 'Sunday Night Football'

Posted 12.04.2012 | Celebrity

NBC's Bob Costas used his halftime segment during "Sunday Night Football" to lobby for stronger gun-control laws following the alleged murder-suicide ...

Brady Quinn: What Could We Have Done Differently?

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

Like many in the aftermath of the horrific murder of Kasandra Perkins and suicide of Jovan Belcher, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn had mor...

Jovan Belcher's Murder-Suicide Raises Questions of Traumatic Brain Injury in the NFL

Derek Flood | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports
Derek Flood

As more details surface, we will hopefully be able to form a better understanding of what happened, but we should be hesitant to write this off as a case of "one bad apple," avoiding the larger conversation we need to have.

Police, Family Search For Answers After Tragedy In Kansas City

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As investigators search for a motive to help explain why Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself, a...

Murder-Suicide Stuns Chiefs, Kansas City

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 02.01.2013 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It began like any other Saturday for the Kansas City Chiefs during the NFL season, their general manager and coach at work early t...

Belcher's College Teammate: ‘This Wasn't Forthcoming Of His Character' | RANDY COVITZ | Posted 02.01.2013 | College

During each Chiefs practice, Jovan Belcher sprinted to the front of the line ahead of any teammates who dared to out-run him. ...

POLICE: Chiefs Player Kills Girlfriend In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Posted 12.03.2012 | Sports

The horrific series of events that culminated with Jovan Belcher shooting himself at the Kansas City Chiefs' facility in view of the team's general ma...

NFL Players React To Horrific Chiefs Tragedy

Posted 12.03.2012 | Sports

The apparent murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher rocked the NFL on Saturday morning. According to police, Belcher fat...

POLICE: Chiefs Player Committed Suicide In Front Of Coach And GM After Killing Girlfriend

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 01.31.2013 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It began like any other Saturday for the Kansas City Chiefs during the NFL season, their general manager and coach at work early t...

Police: NFL Player Kills Girlfriend, Commits Suicide

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.01.2012 | Sports

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend and then took his own life on Saturday morning, according to various reports. ...