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Chip R
12-01-2012, 11:26 AM
after killing his girlfriend.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8697360/kansas-city-chiefs-player-commits-suicide-team-facility

Ohayou
12-01-2012, 11:33 AM
Word is it's LB Jovan Belcher.

Sea Ray
12-01-2012, 12:06 PM
This story sure sucks :thumbdown:

Sea Ray
12-01-2012, 12:08 PM
Word is it's LB Jovan Belcher.

Yep, it's already up on Wiki as that:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jovan_Belcher

Tuff Nut
12-01-2012, 12:26 PM
Wow.....Prayers for the families. As a huge Chiefs fan, and an ex-STH, this does suck.

Razor Shines
12-01-2012, 12:30 PM
They have a three month old baby.


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Caveat Emperor
12-01-2012, 12:35 PM
Apparently killed himself in front of Romeo Crennel and Scott Pioli after thanking them both.

Just tragic.

reds1869
12-01-2012, 04:49 PM
Very sad story.

Rojo
12-01-2012, 06:41 PM
Apparently killed himself in front of Romeo Crennel and Scott Pioli after thanking them both.

Thanks, now let me drop some horror on you.

Reds Freak
12-02-2012, 12:50 PM
Anyone else surprised they are playing this game? I can't imagine the mental state of the Chiefs players right now. It will be very interesting how the team addresses the situation. They have to be very careful. Yes, they lost a teammate, but he also murdered a young mother and killed himself.

VottoFan54
12-02-2012, 01:37 PM
Anyone else surprised they are playing this game? I can't imagine the mental state of the Chiefs players right now. It will be very interesting how the team addresses the situation. They have to be very careful. Yes, they lost a teammate, but he also murdered a young mother and killed himself.

IMO, it's pretty ridiculous that they are playing the game today. They could easily move the game to Monday or Tuesday and offer refunds to fans who can't go to the game. The players shouldn't have to go out and play a game 24 hours after losing a teammate.

reds1869
12-02-2012, 01:39 PM
IMO, it's pretty ridiculous that they are playing the game today. They could easily move the game to Monday or Tuesday and offer refunds to fans who can't go to the game. The players shouldn't have to go out and play a game 24 hours after losing a teammate.

In all honesty Monday or Tuesday won't be any better. When I've been in situations where I've lost someone close it has been my preference to stick as close as possible to routine.

Mattbo4
12-02-2012, 02:58 PM
Probably had some head trauma like Junior Seau's death. Very sad story. Sad they had a 3 year old daughter. RIP.

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VottoFan54
12-02-2012, 03:15 PM
In all honesty Monday or Tuesday won't be any better. When I've been in situations where I've lost someone close it has been my preference to stick as close as possible to routine.

If the NFL and management consulted the players and then decided that it was best to play the game today then I would be fine with it, but I haven't heard that they did that. IMO, Playing the game today comes across as disrespectful to those players mourning because they lost a teammate.

Boss-Hog
12-02-2012, 03:26 PM
If the NFL and management consulted the players and then decided that it was best to play the game today then I would be fine with it, but I haven't heard that they did that. IMO, Playing the game today comes across as disrespectful to those players mourning because they lost a teammate.

The Chiefs captains unanimously voted to play the game as scheduled.

VottoFan54
12-02-2012, 03:32 PM
The Chiefs captains unanimously voted to play the game as scheduled.

I hadn't heard about that. If true, then I agree with the decision to play the game today.

Caveat Emperor
12-02-2012, 09:20 PM
Anyone else surprised they are playing this game? I can't imagine the mental state of the Chiefs players right now. It will be very interesting how the team addresses the situation. They have to be very careful. Yes, they lost a teammate, but he also murdered a young mother and killed himself.

I was more than a little troubled by the fact that they left his jersey hanging up -- I know it's tragic that he killed himself, but the man killed the mother of his child. Had he survived trying to take his own life, he'd be facing murder charges and life in prison.

Wonderful Monds
12-02-2012, 09:59 PM
I was more than a little troubled by the fact that they left his jersey hanging up -- I know it's tragic that he killed himself, but the man killed the mother of his child. Had he survived trying to take his own life, he'd be facing murder charges and life in prison.

I'm iffy about how I feel about that person right now. On one hand, yeah, that's all true.

On the other...I totally expect we're going to hear that his brain was degenerating to that of an Alzheimer's patient's, just like Junior Seau and Chris Henry.