Some things are just too horrific for words. That’s why I’m not going to try and put any kind of a spin on the senseless tragedy that has rocked the NFL this morning in Kansas City. Instead we’re just going to relay the facts as they trickle out.
At 8:00am Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot a woman reported to be his girlfriend in their home before driving to the team facility at Arrowhead Stadium where he then took his own life.
According to reports, Belcher was confronted by coaches upon his arrival at Arrowhead when it was observed that he was bearing a firearm. Once police were onsite Belcher took the gun to his head.
The lone opinion I will inject into this awful incident is that the truly saddening fact in all of this senseless death is that there is now a three month old child that will grow up without either of its parents.
Our thoughts are with all those affected by this troubling occurrence. Please find a moment today to send positive affirmations to the child that will no doubt be affected by this selfish act for the rest of its life.