Tragic News From The NFL: Player Kills Girlfriend And Then Turns Gun On Himself

December 1, 2012  |  

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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher was pronounced dead early Saturday morning after taking the life of his girlfriend and then committing suicide.

Details are still somewhat sketchy but Yahoo! Sports reports that around 7am, Belcher and his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins got into an argument.  While the reason for the argument remains unclear, it resulted in Belcher shooting Perkins multiple times. She was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Belcher then proceeded to Arrowhead Stadium’s team facility, home of the Kansas City Chiefs, where he ran into the team’s General Manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel, along with at least one other employee. The facility was evacuated and locked down by police after Perkins’ mom, who witnessed her daughter being shot, notified them of what had happened in the home.  The GM and coach attempted to talk Belcher out of hurting anyone else but he then shot himself in the head.

A police spokesman said Belcher thanked the coaches and staff for everything they’d done for him. They continued to try to talk to him but he walked in the opposite direction and that was when they heard the gunshot.

The rest of the team was called to the main facility to be made aware of what had happened.  In a statement prepared by Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, he expressed the following:

“The entire Chiefs family is deeply saddened by today’s events, and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy. We sincerely appreciate the expressions of sympathy and support we have received from so many in the Kansas City and NFL communities, and ask for continued prayers for the loved ones of those impacted.

“We will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities and work to ensure that the appropriate counseling resources are available to all members of the organization.”

What makes the story even more tragic is that Belcher and Perkins had a three month old daughter. Thankfully, she is safe and is with a relative.

The Kansas City Chiefs have a home game on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers; according to sources, the league has told the Panthers to travel to Kansas City as though the game will be played.

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  • ansahmcgrail

    I hope he rots in hell for the rest of his life he shoukd have just killed his self now his new baby has no mother what a selfish a hole my condolences go to her mother who witnessed the entire thing. This man made 1.9 million he should have hired a psychiatrist may she rest in peace may he rot in hell

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  • ANTMilf

    Mental illness is real, even in the black community. So sad that their baby has to live life without her mother and daddy. RIP to the mother.

  • Alohilani

    This is a shame.

    *How can ‘God’ ‘bless’ someone who is dead? ‘God’ doesn’t even ‘bless’ those who are alive.

    • Don’t try to bring logic to christian robo messagases

      • Alohilani

        Are you saying Christianity is made up of illogical things?

        • Janee

          God bless you…quarreling is not cute! It’s the internet, not middle school

          And my prayers go out to this family. It was truly unexpected. Anyone who spent time around this couple knows that they seemed to be very much in love. This is so shocking!

          • Alohilani

            May the ‘Devil’ make your life miserable and very bad things fall upon you.

            • Janee

              Too bad the devil can’t touch me…I’m God’s child. Nice try though.
              You must have a really sad and depressing life to be constantly quarreling with people over the internet. This is truly pathetic. The negativity you’re spreading is far from being needed and is only continuing to make you look ignorant. Only people who are hurting continue picking stupid fights. However, it’s only gonna make you more depressed and more angry and the rest of us are going to go about our happy lives while you wait for another person to be disrespectful so you can try to get them to hurt like you.
              I hope whatever it is you’re going through comes to pass and wish nothing but the best for you, because clearly you have to be going through something hard or somebody must have hurt you really bad for you to stoop this low.
              Please show me how much of a real woman you are and don’t even comment on this. Have a great day…and life for that matter!

              • Kaori


                My womanhood is not dependent on whether or not I respond to your comment or your personal opinions.

                I said what I did because you said “God bless you…” I specifically stated above that I do not believe in such and you chose to ignore my beliefs and assert your own. I am no fool, Janee. When someone says “God bless you!” it is to shut someone up.

                • Janee

                  When I say “God bless you” it’s not code for “shut up”. It’s clearly because He’s the only one who can help your pettiness – whether you believe in Him or not. You don’t have to comment on every single person’s post who says something about God. Don’t take the phrase so personally.

                  Your womanhood is defined by every single comment you’ve made on this particular post, which by the way isn’t very becoming. Please get your life together and stop blaming the rest of us who just want to read this blog for your sad, sad life. You just proved my point in how depressed and hurt you really are. Find a counselor, a friend or a gallon of ice cream, but don’t take it out on others on this site with your snarky, comments rooted in self-hate. I see right through your little tough girl act. Get to the root of the issue, honey. Good day!

                  • Kaori

                    Again, you are asserting your beliefs over mine. It means nothing to me what ‘He’ can do when I do not believe in ‘Him’. You are right, I do not have to comment on every post about ‘God’, but I can and I will if that is how I feel.

                    No, my womanhood has nothing to do with this discussion. You know nothing about me or my life. But you know, anybody can pretend to be a doctor on the Internet and use cutesy terminology like, ‘self-hate’.

                    I will continue to make snarky comments whether you or anyone else doesn’t like it or not. Thanks, baby girl.

                    • Cydni

                      You are so sad…. what’s your beef? People can’t talk about God? If you don’t like someone talking about God how about taking your own advice and simply not reading their comment. You seriously must not have a life to continue on with these pointless arguments. It’s MadameNoirenot some political debate. Get out of your feelings sweetheart. Cause I’m pretty sure everyone on this blog is tired of hearing from you. And we know you have freedom of speech but really give it a rest and shut the hell up. We get it….you don’t believe in God or His blessings. Move on!!!! Cause you really do look like less of a woman when you just can’t let stuff go especially over the internet! Log off or move to a different site or story if you don’t like what people are telling you because nobody is forcing YOU to read these comments. Skip over them and live your life. You don’t have to have the last say so in every argument….especially not over the INTERNET!!!!! I agree you must be depressed or have some sort of sad life to comment on EVERYBODY’S comments. I think deep down you must really care otherwise you wouldn’t be the top commentator on this story but please do us all a favor and shut the hell up about your “I don’t believe in God” “How does he bless the dead” whining. We’ve heard enough move along……

    • sabrina

      Oh come on girl! All of your snarky/better-than-thou/downright rude comments are getting tiring. And you can’t say “You have the option of not reading my comments” because whether we want to or not, if we’re scrolling through the comments section, it will catch our eye and we will come across some of the words. However, if MN gave us a block/ignore button, it would be a different story.

      P.S. Whether you like to believe it or not, God (yes, He exists) DOES bless people. I’ve seen it happen with my own eyes in my own life.

      • Alohilani

        Listen, I don’t care what you or anyone else finds ‘tiring’.

        P.S. If you believe that ‘God’ exists, fine. But do not try to push your beliefs over mine. I’ve seen with my own eyes that there is no ‘God’ and people are not ‘blessed’, just lucky. That’s final.

      • ANTMilf

        Ignore her or him, apparently this thing wants to be the emotional comment police!

        • sabrina

          Girl, YES! So annoying!

          • Alohilani

            Boo, hoo, hoo. Someone on the internet says things I don’t like. Wah, wah, wah.

        • Alohilani

          Next time, don’t tell people who they can and cannot ignore.

  • God bless their families, especially that precious little baby!

  • jerzgyrl

    Damn they had a beautiful lil 3 month old baby too R.I.P….

    • Alohilani

      Would it have made a difference if the baby wasn’t ‘beautiful’ to you?

      • ANTMilf

        Why you have to be a downer?! That baby IS beautiful!

        • Alohilani

          Whether or not the baby is ‘beautiful’ is wholly irrelevant to any of this.

          • ANTMilf

            Well, you’re the one making it a big effing deal about it on someone else’s comment giving a baby a compliment! Next time, don’t tell people what to say in a comment, the BEAUTIFUL BABY is relevant because she lost both her parents in a senseless tragic way! Now have a good Sunday Debbie Downer!

            • Alohilani

              I am not going to go back and forth with you about this, but you are wrong. I did not make a ‘big effing deal about someone else’s comment giving a baby a compliment’ You need to go back and read my comment. Not once did I suggest what the OP should have said. Besides, you need to take your own advice.

              My argument was never about whether or not the baby was relevant, but whether the baby’s perceived attractiveness was relevant, which it is not. Like, is this somehow more tragic because the baby is ‘beautiful’?

              Next time, don’t tell people what kind of day they should have.

        • Sheena

          This persons always like that!

      • Ms_Sunshine9898

        you stay being negative. Go away and don’t come back. .

        • Alohilani

          You are just going to have to deal with it.

  • 1Val

    Heartfelt condolences to deceased families. May God Bless the lost and dead.