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Tragedy in Kansas City

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  1. AnteaterCharger
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    Supposedly it was Javon Belcher, ILB.
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    Damn... that is terrible.

    So reading that he shot himself in front of Pioli and Crennel?
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    That is what it sounds like. In the parking lot at the practice facility.
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    This just can't be put into words.
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    after he had thanked them for everything. That's chilling beyond my ability to state
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    And he left a 3 month old girl without parents........ boggles the mind.
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    Suicide is such a selfish thing I believe. You hurt so many people just to get out of your tough situation. "God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers" is what I always repeat to myself when I'm stressed or going through a very difficult time.

    That's crazy if he shot himself in front of Pioli and Co., prayers to his family and his Girlfriend's as well..
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    I don't have words... this is just awful awful awful.
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    Very sad that this happened. All we can do is pray for the families and that little girl. So tragic
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    awful tragedy. Thoughts with family and The Chiefs organisation.
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    Do I dare bring up the elephant in the room?

    Any previous concussions?
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    Belcher is a coward and murderer and took the easy way out. The woman, so tragically taken from her child and the Chiefs personnel people and his immediate family are the true victims of this crime.
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    I feel sorry for the baby girl and those who had to witness the shooting. Dealing with a suicide is not fun.
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    I would assume he shot himself in the head, but if he didn't I'd like to know if it is concussion related.

    Remember Seau's brain analysis came back clean. They said he showed no concussion related brain damage.
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    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-s...girlfriend-takes-own-life-154951891--nfl.html

    Perkins' mother called police after witnessing the incident and told them that her daughter had been shot. Police arrived at the Chiefs' facility only to find Belcher in the parking lot with a gun to his head. As one officer got out of his car, he heard a gunshot.
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    The suicide rate in the US per 100,000 males is 19. That's 1 suicide for every 5000 males, and the NFL has 2500 males in it. This probably isn't concussion related, it's just someone who wasn't happy and gave up. It happens several times every day in the US, typically without any questions related to contact sports.
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    Concussions are no excuse for murder of innocent people or even self murder (suicide) for that matter.
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    This is so sad and so tragic. Something drove this young man to madness.....and now we'll never know what it was. I'm just sick about it. :(

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