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Jovan Belcher has been named. Sad day for a lot of people.
This post was edited by AStubbs7 16 months ago
Don't know why you would be an asshole to suspect this. With CTE, there isn't even a need for concussions - just repeated blows to the head. And one of the areas it destroys in the brain has to do with emotional regulation. Two cases in point are Derek Boogard and Chris Benoit. Both of their brains were autopsied, and both had similar brain damage. Same with Junior Seau and Dave Duerson - again same type of brain damage. Too early to conclude anything here, but you have to suspect it.
The study of Seau's brain is still on-going. His was different in that he did not show the Alzheimer's-like damage at autopsy. But the radical change in his behavior suggests that something was wrong, so his family donated brain tissue to the NIH for study. So time will tell.
Thank you, Denicos.
According to Snapp, Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, coach Romeo Crennel and another unnamed Chiefs staff member were talking to Belcher just before he shot himself, Breer and NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported. Snapp said Pioli and Crennel "never felt like they were in danger." Belcher thanked Pioli and Crennel for all that they had done for him.
When officers arrived, Belcher walked in the opposite direction from where they were all standing. He then shot himself, Snapp said.
Snapp said the shooting occurred outside the front doors of the facility.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday morning at the teams practice facility, according to police. The player was also involved in another killing off-site, police say.
Bummer. Pretty painful to look at the pictures of him, the girl and the baby.
Can you imagine playing, as one of the Chiefs? or coaching, as Romeo Crennel? This is just short of unbelievable.
I don't mind saying I don't see any way I could play or coach under those circumstances.
The Panthers are on their way to Kansas City as we type, and indications are tomorrow’s game against the Chiefs will go on as planned, after this morning’s murder-suicide involving Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher.
pretty tragic....he took 2 lives and also made his child's life pretty hard to navigate now as well. I can't help but feel horrible for the girlfriend's mother that found her daughter mortally wounded and for Pioli and Crennel too....I don't know alot about Pioli but Crennel is a GOOD man and widely respected in the league. To have to watch that and live with it the rest of your days is simply brutal.
This post was edited by spartyon1 16 months ago
Another bad day for the Pro Gun people
Yes...That gun fired all on it's own
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"Members of the Chiefs organization told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that some players noticed Belcher was troubled in his car, and went in the facility and told someone, before coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli called police and went outside to talk to him. Belcher then killed himself in front of them.
Before turning the gun on himself, Belcher thanked Crennel and Pioli for all they had done for him, police spokesman Darin Snapp said."
Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager, police said.
Completely understandable as I wouldn't be able to function well enough to coach if I was Crennel. As for playing, it depends on how well I knew the man. NFL locker rooms aren't as tight as you'd think sometimes. If I barely knew the guy, I could play and play decently. If I was tight with him....no way. The NFL is ALL about the Benjamins as we know: the show will go on and Carolina will probably roll them. I don't know how KC could focus clearly enough to coach and play well in this game.
A tough situation for all. Usually, when good companies experience suicides on their sites, they offer counseling and time off for those that need it.
Football is much different...The game is an emotional game. I would not be surprised to see these players rally around each other and play this game with energy and spirit.
I get what you mean, but that crazy person was able to get a gun.
1. From all accounts there were no signs of problems or that he was "crazy." Try again.
2. If he was going to kill her he was going to kill her....Gun, knife, car, beat down it doesn't really matter.
3. Why not go after the bullets then as well?
It's sad that the suicide is being emphasized over the murder. Bastard shot the mother of his child "multiple times" - fuck him.
This post was edited by boozhoo 16 months ago
Take your bullshit propaganda and post it in Wells'.
It's easier for some to write off the person as evil than to think that behavior can be caused by a physical condition. May have nothing to do with it in this case, but they should take a look.
+100......what you said
Never hurts to do just that....but I think the underlying elephant in the room in this country and these killings is mental illness: columbine, va tech, aurora shooting, casper wyoming.....all senseless acts by people with serious issues. Scary part is, most of the killers in the above incidents weren't even IN the mental health system...wtf?
Sure, gun control is an issue too, but if they couldn't get a gun they'd use a bomb. If they couldn't make or buy a bomb they'd use fire or some other way to kill and maim. Where there is a will there is a way sadly. (this comes from a guy who has never owned a gun and has no intention to)
No matter what his situation was - mental health issues, relationship problems, being benched etc. - the combination of murdering of his girlfriend, leaving their child orphaned, and shooting himself in front of people who care about him is one of the bigger dick moves of all time. This dude can Rest In Piss. Fuck him. Feel terrible for the families involved, and also for Crennel and Pioli, who watched him die.
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I am not so much banning handguns. I just think it should be much harder to get both them and ammunition. I have a lot of respect for hunters (although I don't like Gray Wolves being a game species) and I understand collecting old firearms, but there should just be more restrictions on owning them IMO. I actually have a .38 DPD revolver from my G Pa. I just don't have much of an interest in ever firing it.
absofuckinglutely....how about the poor mother who woke up this morning with a daughter and grandchild and now has neither because of this predator? PLUS, she had to watch her daughter die according to the article in this thread: she found her and called 911........heartbreaking really.
This. And then this again.
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