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Jovan Belcher Tragedy Has NO Team Colors: NFL & Fans Show Their Support For K.C. Chiefs, Family 2

Posted on December 01, 2012 by Joe Gill

Belcher Tragedy Has NO Team Colors

In this age of social media, you receive news good and BAD in a fraction of a second.

Unfortunately today the news was of the extremely  HORRIBLE variety.  It was reported this morning that K.C. Chiefs linebacker, Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend then took his own life outside the team facility.

Kansas City Star:

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher this morning shot and killed his girlfriend before going to Arrowhead Stadium and fatally shooting himself as team personnel tried to stop him, police said.

Police Capt. David Lindaman said Belcher, 25, and his girlfriend, 22, got into an argument around 7 a.m. at their home in the 5400 block of Crysler Avenue in Kansas City. Around 7:50 a.m., Lindaman said, Belcher shot his girlfriend multiple times. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Lindaman said Belcher’s mother, who was visiting the couple and their 3-month-old daughter, witnessed the shooting and was being interviewed by police.

Belcher left the scene on Crysler and went to the Chiefs practice facility at Arrowhead, police said.

Police were called to the stadium around 8:10 a.m. Lindaman said when Belcher arrived there he encountered General Manager Scott Pioli and other team personnel. They apparently attempted to keep him from committing additional acts of violence. When police arrived, Belcher shot himself in the head.

When receiving such HORRIFIC news in a fraction of second, whether it directly affects you or not, all you can do is REACT.

You don’t REACT, you just FEEL.

I am a fan of the New England Patriots so does this unfathomable act affect my team or people I know?

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