According to the Associated Press, Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher was involved in a murder suicide on Saturday.
Belcher was reportedly arguing with his girlfriend Saturday morning before shooting her. He then allegedly drove to Chiefs’ practice complex, and thanked Chiefs’ General Manager Scott Pioli and Head Coach Romeo Crennel, before committing suicide.
Belcher and his girlfriend Kassandra Perkins, leave behind a three month old daughter.
Belcher was in his fourth year as the Chiefs’ linebacker. Undrafted, Belcher signed with the Chiefs in 2009 and had 193 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.
It appears the Chiefs home game against the Carolina Panthers will be played tomorrow in Kansas City despite the tragedy. Do you agree or do you think the National Football League should have a period of grief so the Chiefs can be ready to play from a mental standpoint?