The Kansas City Chiefs players were due for a meeting and walk through this morning when their teammate, Jovan Belcher, arrived at the stadium and took his own life in front of head coach Romeo Crennel and GM Scott Pioli.
The media is doing their best to get in touch with some of the players for comment. US Today was able to get a brief statement from Chiefs RT Eric Winston.
“It’s just all very sad. There’s rumors going around. But I don’t really know. We’re still finding out,” Winston said. “We were all just shuttled out of there pretty fast.”
“Like a lot of guys, I’m still trying to talk to a lot of the guys.”
The US Today article also includes some new information on Belcher’s last moments, courtesy of police spokesman Darin Snapp.
Snapp said police first responded to a call at 7:50 a.m. CT that a woman had been shot. She was taken to the hospital where she died. At around 8:10 a.m., Snapp said police received a call from Arrowhead Stadium security command reporting that a black male was in the parking lot armed with a gun. Officers observed the man with the gun held to his head.
“The suspect walked in the opposite direction and shot himself,” Snapp said. “After talking to Crennel and Pioli, they said he was a good kid. He thanked them for everything they had done for him before walking away.”