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Javon Belcher, Kansas City Chiefs, Murder Suicide

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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend Kasandra M Perkins this morning and then later committed suicide, leaving their 3 month old daughter without parents.

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The LA Times reports:
“Police say Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.Police spokesman Darin Snapp confirmed it was Belcher, a fourth-year player from West Babylon, N.Y., who played college ball at Maine. The woman’s name has not yet been released.Snapp said Belcher shot the woman at a Kansas City residence, then drove to the Chiefs facility. He thanked Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel for all they had done for him, then shot himself.”

R.I.P. Kasandra Perkins and Javon Belcher

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  1. Damion Caldwell

    12/02/2012 at 5:59 PM

    The mental health of student athletes and professional athletes in reference to this story is an issue that needs to be at the forefront as we are losing too many battles. My prayers go out to the girlfriend’s family, Javon, and the Chiefs organization. How many more will we lose to this issue??? More concerning is the next generation of student athletes that are watching how some adults solve personal problems. If you know of an athlete that is having difficulties managing their mental health, have them visit http://m.scrimmagelinementoring.com so they can connect with a mental health professional who is a former scholarship athlete that understands their struggle.

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