Monday, December 3, 2012

NFL Player Kills Girlfriend then Himself

   Jovan Belcher was one of the ultimate success stories in the NFL today. Belcher was a high school wrestling and football star from West Babylon High School in New York. In wrestling he was an All-American wrestler; this sparked interest from the University of Maine. He started every game for the team all 4 years and earned a degree in child development. This school is not considered a NFL prepping college and Belcher was not even drafted by a team in 2009. The Kansas City Chiefs were interested and gave him a chance with no guarantees. The 6-foot-2, 230 pound linebacker didn't disappoint his rookie season, he led the team with 17 special-teams tackles. Belcher showed promise and started 44 of the 59 games he played in his career. His teammates loved him and admired his hardwork and determination. There was a dark side to Belcher that not many people knew however. Allegedly Belcher shot his girlfriend several times at their home, while their 3 month old baby was there. He then drove 20 minutes to Arrowhead stadium to talk to the coaches. Belcher had a handgun in his hand and ended his own life in front of several coaches; which possibly included his Head Coach and General Manager. Belcher's brain will be examined for any abnormalities and the NFL/Police will investigate if anyone knew anything else about Belcher. The Chiefs played their home game against the Panthers on Sunday and beat them for their 2nd win of the season.

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