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Chiefs' Jovan Belcher Commits Suicide At Arrowhead After Murdering Girlfriend


Police have confirmed that Kansas City Chiefs starting MLB Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend today before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and taking his own life in the parking lot.

According to reports, Belcher was confronted in the parking lot by a couple of Chiefs employees, including GM Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel. Belcher reportedly said his goodbyes and thanked the two men for all they had done for him. He then turned and began walking away before shooting himself and ending his life.

The woman Belcher murdered was a girlfriend of around three years. The couple had recently welcomed the birth of a baby girl. The child is reportedly safe and in the custody of her extended family members.

The Chiefs have been in contact with the NFL throughout the day. The team is scheduled to play a game tomorrow at noon central against the Carolina Panthers. Thus far it appears as if the game will still take place. The Panthers are on their way to Kansas City and the league has yet to announce any change to kickoff. That doesn’t mean the situation won’t change, but as of now, the game is still on.

Players from around the league have tweeted out prayers and support to the Chiefs organization. The Oakland Raiders have also released a statement in support of Kansas City.

Keep checking Arrowhead Addict for updates throughout the weekend.

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  • chiefridgy

    This is sad.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Awful.

  • http://powellbailbonds.weebly.com/ big chief

    I doubt whatever was going on in his head had anything to do with football but this is a grim reminder that the game is played by human being with human issues. These guys aren’t machines. Thoughts and prayers to his and his girlfriend’s families.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      HE also leaves behind a 3 month old baby daughter.

      • http://powellbailbonds.weebly.com/ big chief

        Yeah I know. The whole thing just sucks.

  • cvcreation

    I’ve been following the Chiefs since 2008 and Jovan was one of the most memorable players I remember throughout my time watching this franchise. A small school guy making the pros. What an accomplishment and now this. I’m so shocked and saddened.

  • KCtitleist11

    no girl could ever get me to that point if I had that much money

    • ArrowFan

      what would money have to do with it?

    • Jim Harper

      Crawl back under your rock!

  • CaChief

    :(

  • Chief Hokie

    This is just terrible. I can’t even believe it.

  • Danny W

    RIP Belch and Girlfriend.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kasiskab Brian Kasiska

      Belcher was a murderer… if he didn’t commit suicide, he would’ve been in prison. He doesn’t deserve to be memorialized.

  • http://twitter.com/skymuscle83 Skylor Kingrey

    I watched Belcher play and I enjoyed watching him play football. He was a good football guy. But He murdered his Girlfriend!!! He shouldn’t be memorialized at all!!! I mean he didn’t shoot her 1 time HE SHOT HER 9 TIMES!!!!! If he would have just killed himself like junior Seau did that is horrible but he just takes his own life. This man was a murderer!!! Done!!! pray for her family!!! I don’t know why we are treating him like a hero!! HE ISN”T!!!