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Jovan Belcher

Jovan Belcher - #59 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 228 lbs.
Birthday 07/24/1987
Birthplace West Babylon, NY
College Maine
Years played 5

Autopsy: Belcher drunk at time of murder-suicide

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
Jovan Belcher had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he shot his girlfriend nine times and then killed himself, an autopsy showed.

Chiefs form trust fund for Zoey Belcher

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced the formation of the Zoey Michelle Belcher Irrevocable Trust.

Woman slain by Chiefs player to be laid to rest

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The slain girlfriend of Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher will be laid to rest five days after Belcher killed her, then shot himself in the head.

Focus on the child after Chiefs tragedy

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
PFW publisher Hub Arkush writes that all energies should be focused on the orphaned child in the aftermath of the weekend's Chiefs tragedy.

Chiefs fans remember victim, support team on Sunday

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
The Chiefs played an emotional game after the loss of one of their own and the fans were 100 percent behind them.

Chiefs' Belcher dies in apparent murder-suicide

Posted Dec. 01, 2012 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
Per multiple reports, Kansas City police have confirmed Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher died in in an apparent murder-suicide Saturday.

Healthy Siler adds needed depth to Chiefs' LB corps

Posted June 24, 2012 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
The Chiefs’ LB corps got a boost in minicamp when LB Brandon Siler, who missed all of 2011, participated in his first practice.

Chiefs opt to not add to LB corps

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
By adressing other needs and not adding any linebackers, the Chiefs are banking on Jovan Belcher and Justin Houston taking the next step.

Chiefs re-sign LB Belcher

Posted March 22, 2012 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have re-signed ILB Jovan Belcher, who had been a restricted free agent. He will earn $1.927 million on the one-year deal.

ILB Belcher makes strides in Crennel's system

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
A relative unknown as an undrafted free agent coming out of Maine in 2009, Jovan Belcher hasn't taken long to become of one the Chiefs' top defensive playmakers.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 01, 2012
Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend on Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager. Authorities did not release a possible motive for the murder-suicide, though police said that Belcher and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra M. Perkins, had been arguing recently. The two of them have an infant child.||||||| Belcher thanked general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel before shooting himself in the parking lot of the team's practice facility, police spokesman Darin Snapp said. Police had locked it down by midmorning and reporters were confined to the street just outside the gates.

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