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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,.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.