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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Post-mortem brain exam reveals Jovan Belcher likely had CTE - SI.com

A post-mortem exam performed on the brain of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher revealed signs of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, otherwise known as CTE. Belcher, 25, shot and killed his girlfriend on the morning of ...

Late Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher had brain damage signs, report says - Los Angeles Times

Belcher's body was exhumed a year after his death so his brain could be examined. Kozlowski was hired to perform the study by court-appointed Kansas City attorneys who represent his daughter. Those lawyers have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against ...

Jovan Belcher CTE finding exposes an ugly reality for fans of Kansas City Chiefs and NFL - Kansas City Star (blog)

Kansas City's sports fans are getting ready tonight to celebrate the return of Monday Night Football to Arrowhead Stadium. It's the kind of national attention we seek. But explosive news about former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher also emerged Monday.

Report: Jovan Belcher likely had CTE, according to brain exam - CBSSports.com

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who shot and killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, in December 2012 before taking is own life hours later, was likely suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). This latest development comes ...

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.