It’s a sad day for the NFL, its fans and those tied to Maine and Kansas City. Most of all, it is a sad day for the families of Kassandra Perkins and Jovan Belcher, who both lost their lives in a twisted and senseless tragedy that occurred earlier this morning at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs.
The life of NFL linebacker Jovan Belcher, and his girlfriend Jovan Belcher seemed like a dream come true. At just 25 years old he had a brand new three month old baby girl and was an NFL starter from Maine where he’d played for the previous 4 years.
Shockingly though, the Kansas City Chief took his own life this morning, just minutes after fatally shooting his girlfriend after an argument turned violent.
According to reports from police, Belcher allegedly shot his girlfriend, who was the mother of his 3 month old baby girl, at about 7 o’clock this morning. The shooting reportedly stemmed from an argument that is still being speculated about on the news wires all over the media world.
After shooting his girlfriend, Belcher left the house and headed for the Kansas City Chiefs’ headquarters where he found the team’s General Manager Scott Pioli and Head Coach Romeo Crennel among other team staff members.
Belcher was violent and visibly upset; staff there called the police and attempted to calm Belcher. As the police arrived on the scene, a fatal gunshot rang out. Jovan Belcher had shot and killed himself in front of close mentors Crennel and Pioli.
The NFL and ESPN have reported that the Chiefs-Panthers game will go on as scheduled tomorrow afternoon. The game is also still showing up on most sportsbook lines and Vegas sportsbooks as well, although the line has only moved one point in favor of the already-favored Carolina Panthers.