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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 09:51:45 -0800
An autopsy shows former Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend nine times before he killed himself. The autopsy report says Kasandra Perkins was shot in the neck, chest, abdomen, hip, back, leg and hand. Belcher and Perkins had an infant daughter, and their families are fighting for custody of her.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 04:23:46 -0800
Former Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher reportedly sent a text message to his secret girlfriend saying he "would shoot" Kasandra Perkins, just months before he killed her and later took his own life, according to the police report. Belcher texted the other woman that he "would shoot" the 22-year-old mother of his three-month-old daughter "if she didn't leave him alone." According to the police report, the secret girlfriend, also 22 years old, believed Belcher was joking.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 06:08:08 -0800
In the wake of former Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide, at least seven NFL players have turned in their guns to team security.
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 06:12:58 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel, linebackers coach Gary Gibbs and general manager Scott Pioli, who all witnessed former LB Jovan Belcher's suicide, are among a small group of Chiefs who must attend mandatory counseling, according to Troy Vincent, the NFL's vice president of player engagement. Initial stages of counseling will continue through early next week, with follow-up sessions for individuals and groups scheduled throughout the next three months, or longer if needed.
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 07:09:52 -0800
Former Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher's mother begged her son's dying girlfriend to stay alive while frantically asking for an ambulance shortly after the linebacker shot the mother of his three-month-old daughter, according to a recording released Wednesday, Dec. 5, of the emergency call. "She's still breathing but please hurry," Cheryl Shepherd said on the recording of her call with Kansas City emergency dispatchers. "I don't know how he (inaudible), they were arguing, please hurry." Shepherd is heard encouraging Kasandra Perkins to stay alive.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 12:02:32 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt issued a statement Saturday, Dec. 1, concerning the shooting incident and suicide involving LB Jovan Belcher. "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."
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 07:59:35 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher was involved in a shooting involving at least one other person outside the team's facility Saturday, Dec. 1, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned as this story continues to develop. It would not be surprising to see the NFL postpone the team's Week 13 game. KFFL sends its condolences to all affected by this tragedy.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 13:39:08 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs LBs Jovan Belcher (groin) and Derrick Johnson (ankle) and CBs Jalil Brown (groin) and Brandon Flowers (foot) were limited during practice Friday, Sept. 7, and are listed as questionable for Week 1.
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:38:18 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs DE Allen Bailey (ankle), LB Jovan Belcher (groin), S Kendrick Lewis (shoulder) and DT Anthony Toribio (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 6.
Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:17:51 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs restricted free-agent LB Jovan Belcher has signed his one-year tender offer and will make $1.97 million this season.
Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:39:11 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs have placed the second-round tender on restricted free-agent LB Jovan Belcher.
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 15:29:28 -0800
The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to look to add at inside linebacker this offseason to improve the position next to LB Derrick Johnson. LB Jovan Belcher started at the position this season and finished second on the team in tackles but that is not stopping the team from looking for more linebackers.
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:20:58 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher was fined $15,000 Friday, Dec. 16, for a roughing-the-passer penalty in Week 14.
Fri, 09 Dec 2011 13:45:59 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs LBs Jovan Belcher (shoulder) and Demorrio Williams (groin) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 9, but are questionable for Week 14.
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 13:37:42 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher (shoulder), QB Kyle Orton (finger) and C Casey Wiegmann (finger) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 8.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:01:02 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher may compete with LB Brandon Siler for one of the inside linebacker job once Siler is able to participate in practice.
Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:33:50 -0800
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs C Wade Smith (ankle), LB Jovan Belcher (head) and SS Jon McGraw (thigh) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 13. They are listed as probable for Week 10 and are expected to play.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:05:23 -0800
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs SS Jon McGraw (thigh) and LB Jovan Belcher (head) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 12. They likely will play in Week 10.
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 16:49:46 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher (head), WR Chris Chambers (foot), C Wade Smith (ankle) and LB Mike Vrabel (hip) were limited during the team's practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Mon, 28 Sep 2009 19:03:09 -0700
CBSSports.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley would not commit to changes in his defense, but there is a chance LB Jovan Belcher could see a larger role Week 4. Belcher worked with the first-team defense in the second half Week 3.
Sat, 05 Sep 2009 11:59:12 -0700
Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Pierre Walters and LB Jovan Belcher have been informed that they have made the team.
Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:15:30 -0700
Andrew Neff, of the Bangor Daily News, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have signed undrafted rookie-free agent LB Jovan Belcher (Maine). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.