August 18, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) looks on in the second half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
Most of the NFL woke up this morning to news that tragedy struck the Kansas City Chiefs and their community. Reports are still incomplete as the police gather facts and interview all vested parties, but Jason La Canfora has been tweeting with updates via sources inside the Chiefs organization and police.
Belcher had no prior history that would leave anyone to believe he would do something like this. Belcher was part of a struggling organization throughout and gathered mediocre numbers at the inside position. He racked up four tackles in the team’s loss against the Steelers back in week 10.
All of us at NPC send our thoughts out to the families involved and the Chiefs organization. Someone has to be in a pretty dark place to do something like this, and it is truly sad that Belcher and his girlfriend weren’t saved before it was too late.