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Murder-suicide by Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher snuffed bright light five years ago - Kansas City Star (blog)

Here's the 911 call made by Jovan Belcher's mother on Dec. 1, 2012, after the Chiefs linebacker shot and killed the mother of his child. He then went to Arrowhead Stadium and killed himself in front of then- GM Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel,.

Ex-NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Had a Severe Form of Brain Disease CTE - Fortune

Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for murder, has joined a growing list of ex-NFL football players, including Jovan Belcher, Ray Easterling, Junior Seau, and Andre Waters, who took their own lives and were later found to have had disease. CTE ...

Shocking Study Finds Traumatic Neurological Disorder in 110 of 111 Donated NFL Player Brains - Gizmodo

By this point, most sports fans have heard that those who suffer repeated concussions could possibly also suffer early-onset dementia and other neurological symptoms. This, in fact, could have lead Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher to kill his ...

Stephen Florida Reveals the Dark Toll of Athletic Greatness - The Atlantic

In 2012, the NFL linebacker Jovan Belcher took his life in front of his teammates after fatally shooting his girlfriend. Months earlier, the Hall-of-Famer Junior Seau killed himself three years after retirement. They, like many other football players ...

Tyreek Hill Dilemma For KC Fans: Domestic Violence History Vs. Dazzling Play - ThePostGame

Four years ago the franchise endured a horrific incident when linebacker Jovan Belcher shot himself in front of the Arrowhead Stadium training facility after murdering his girlfriend and mother of his daughter. Since then the Chiefs cleaned house with ...

The NFL's big gun problem and why the firearm epidemic will only lead to more tragedy - New York Daily News

Seau and Belcher tested positive for CTE after they shot themselves. So did Andre Watters, the hard-hitting safety who killed himself in 2006. So did Dave Duerson, who killed himself with a gun in 2011 and left behind a note that read: "Please, see ...

The Redzone: Winning is still, sadly, all that matters in the NFL - The42

ON 1 DECEMBER 2012, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, before taking his own life in the car park of the team's practise facility. Just over two years later, Oklahoma State football and track star ...

How common is suicide among retired NFL players? - Charleston Post Courier (press release)

Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Terry Long committed suicide by drinking a gallon of antifreeze. Dave Duerson and Junior Seau shot themselves in the chest. Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend and then drove ...

Does Tyreek Hill, taken by the Chiefs in the NFL Draft, deserve the trust of the team and Kansas City? - Kansas City Star (blog)

A few hundred yards from the parking lot where domestic violence culminated with Jovan Belcher killing himself after murdering Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid on Saturday tried to rationalize ...

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and Former National Football League Player Suicides - United States Sports Academy Sports Journal

In December 2012, before shooting himself in the head in the team parking lot, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend (17). After Javon Belcher's suicide death, TIME magazine reported that dean of research and ...

A coach finds new life in Kansas City: Andy Reid and Chiefs needed each other - Kansas City Star (blog)

It wasn't just that the Chiefs had been a particularly hopeless 2-14 that year, were confined to a poisonous cultural cycle in the organization and reeling from a murder-suicide committed by linebacker Jovan Belcher that December. It also was that Reid ...

​Can Concussions Lead to Rape? - Broadly

Cheryl Shepard heard arguing followed by gunshots before she entered the master bedroom of her son's home on December 1, 2012. There, she saw her 25-year-old son, former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, bending over the body his ...

Jovan Belcher And Adam Lanza Were Not Militias: Shut Up About The Second Amendment - Deadspin

Two weeks ago, in the aftermath of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, Bob Costas went on national television and said some sensible things about guns, and lots of people—some of them on this very site—responded with all the predictable idiot lowing.

Some Context On The Aaron Hernandez Conviction - FiveThirtyEight

According to the USA Today NFL Arrests Database and Wikipedia, Hernandez appears to be the first NFL player ever arrested and convicted of a murder that he committed while still in the NFL (though Jovan Belcher was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs ...

Two years later, mother of Jovan Belcher's victim struggles to cope with her murder - Kansas City Star (blog)

This is just one of many gestures and activities that help Gonzalez feel some consoling ongoing connection to her 22-year-old daughter, the victim of Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher on Dec. 1, 2012, before Belcher killed himself at the team's practice ...

NFL concussion suit: Belcher's daughter opted in - USA TODAY

An attorney says different choices will be made in the cases of late Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and more than 20 other ex-players he represents. Dirk Vandever, a Kansas City, Mo., attorney, said Monday he will take part in the ...

NFL Star Jovan Belcher Had Brain Damage at Time of Murder-Suicide: Report - People Magazine

One year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his 22-year-old girlfriend before turning a gun on himself at his football team's training facility, his family believe they may have answers in the horrific, violent murder-suicide ...

76 of 79 Deceased NFL Players Found to Have Brain Disease - PBS

On Monday, ESPN's Outside the Lines reported that a New York neuropathologist had discovered signs of CTE in the brain of Jovan Belcher. In 2012, the former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker shot and killed his girlfriend before driving to a Chiefs ...

76 of 79 deceased NFL players' brains had evidence of degenerative disease - The Verge

Earlier this week, ESPN reported that ex-Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who shot and killed his girlfriend before turning his gun on himself in the Chiefs' parking lot last year, was suffering from CTE when he died. Mike Webster, the ...

Are NFL Head Injuries Causing Domestic Violence? - TIME

In December 2012, after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend before fatally shooting himself in the head in the team parking lot, you couldn't help but wonder: could head injuries associated with football have ...

Jovan Henry Allen Belcher was an American football linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League . He grew up in West Babylon, New York and was a standout high school athlete before attending and graduating from the University of Maine, where he played for the Maine Black Bears football team. Belcher was named an All-American twice in college after switching in his junior year from linebacker to defensive end.

Jovan Belcher
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Belcher with the Chiefs in November 2010
No. 59
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-07-24)July 24, 1987
Place of birth: West Babylon, New York
Date of death: December 1, 2012(2012-12-01) (aged 25)
Place of death: Kansas City, Missouri
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: West Babylon (NY)
College: Maine
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 257
Sacks: 1.0
Interceptions: 0
Forced fumbles: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Jovan Henry Allen Belcher (July 24, 1987 – December 1, 2012) was an American football linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He grew up in West Babylon, New York and was a standout high school athlete before attending and graduating from the University of Maine, where he played for the Maine Black Bears football team. Belcher was named an All-American twice in college after switching in his junior year from linebacker to defensive end.

Belcher was considered a strong small-school NFL prospect, but was not selected in the 2009 NFL Draft. He was later signed as a free agent by the Chiefs and became a regular starter at inside linebacker in 2010. His most productive season was in 2011, when he had 61 tackles and 26 assists. He was re-signed by Kansas City before the 2012 season and played in the team's first 11 games.

Belcher died on December 1, 2012, in a murder-suicide, murdering his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins, before driving to the Chiefs' training facility and shooting himself in the head with a handgun.

Police video released Jovan Belcher murder-suicide

The recording was among two dashboard videos made available by police nearly a week after the murder-suicide. The second video shows an officer ...

Jovan Belcher, Girlfriend Murder-Suicide: Kansas City Chiefs Player's Death Shocks NFL

The Kansas City Chiefs took to the field a day after their linebacker's suicide. For more on this story, click here: ...

Scott Pioli discusses Jovan Belcher on the Dan Patrick Show 1/29/13

AUDIO: 911 call in Jovan Belcher murder-suicide

The Kansas City Fire Department has released audio of the 911 call made by Jovan Belcher's mother after the Chiefs linebacker shot his live-in girlfriend.

NFL Tragedy: Moment of Silence

Linebacker Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs murdered his girlfriend then committed suicide.

Jovan Belcher, Girlfriend Involved in Murder-Suicide: Kansas City Chiefs Player's Death Shocks NFL

John Schriffen investigates the tragedy at Arrowhead stadium.