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

Becky Gonzalez can still smell the leather jacket her daughter Kasandra Perkins was wearing when she hugged her goodbye for the last time. Gonzalez vividly remembers her own eyes watering up, just like they always did when Kasi was leaving to fly back ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Head trauma is the NFL's biggest tragedy: Arthur - Toronto Star

On Monday, it was revealed that Jovan Belcher, the former linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs had been posthumously diagnosed with signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. CTE is a neurological disease in which tau proteins build up in the brain ...

Are NFL Head Injuries Causing Domestic Violence? - TIME

Another football “what if” was just answered. 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 ...

NFL Player Who Murdered His Girlfriend, Committed Suicide Showed Signs of Brain Damage - Mic

Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker who shot his 22-year-old girlfriend then committed suicide at the team's training facility in 2012, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, according to a new report released Monday. CTE, the ...

Kansas City Chiefs player who committed 2012 murder-suicide had signs of brain disease - Fox News

An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with ...

Patriots' Loss to the Chiefs Is Their Worst in Nine Years - New York Times

SIGNS OF C.T.E. IN BELCHER An autopsy performed on Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker who in December 2012 shot and killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide, showed signs of a degenerative brain disease. The autopsy showed ...

Jovan Belcher likely had CTE, a study of his brain shows - Washington Post

A post-mortem examination of the brain of Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs player who shot his girlfriend to death and then committed suicide in December 2012, showed that the linebacker was likely suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Doctor: NFL player who killed girlfriend, self likely had CTE - CNN

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself two years ago, a doctor says in a new report. Dr. Piotr Kozlowski, who prepared the report, found tangles of tau ...

NFL star Belcher had signs of CTE when he killed his girlfriend and then himself in 2012 - Daily Mail

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher showed signs of a degenerative brain condition linked to repeated concussions when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself, according to a neuropathologist's report. In his report, Dr. Piotr ...

Former Chiefs player Jovan Belcher showed signs of CTE in postmortem brain exam - New York Daily News

A neuropathologist found "tau" — the sludge-like protein that indicates extensive damage from repeated blows to the head — during an examination of the brain of Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker who shot his girlfriend to death before ...

Jovan Belcher's brain showed signs of CTE, according to neuropathologist - USA TODAY

Signs of brain disease linked to head trauma have been found in an examination of the brain of Jovan Belcher, the former Kansas City Chiefs NFL linebacker who shot and killed himself and his girlfriend in 2012, according to an attorney representing ...

Jovan Belcher autopsy showed signs of CTE, brain damage - Newsday

An autopsy performed on former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker and West Babylon native Jovan Belcher, who fatally shot his girlfriend before committing suicide, found that his brain had signs of a degenerative disease. On Dec. 1, 2012, Belcher, 25, shot ...

Jovan Belcher's brain showed signs of CTE, according to post-mortem exam - Kansas City Star

The analysis was performed in New York at the request of lawyers representing the interests of Zoey Belcher, the daughter of Jovan Belcher and Perkins. The results can be used in ongoing litigation, both against the Chiefs and NFL. The Chiefs declined ...

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.

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: ...

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 ...

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.

Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide

This weekend tragedy struck in sports when Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his 22 year old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins. Following the murder ...

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

NFL Tragedy: Moment of Silence

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