Javon Belcher, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, is reported to have shot his girlfriend to death and then drove to the Chiefs' practice facility, where he shot himself in front of two coaches. News reports and tweets are flying at this point. Updates will be posted.
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Relationship violence is not, of course, limited to NFL players and their significant others. Perhaps this will continue raising awareness that this kind of tragedy happens everyday. I am sure I am not alone in extending our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of those involved. Mr. Belcher and his girlfriend had a baby, which compounds the sadness of this incident.
10:20 AM PT: The Chiefs are 1-10 and comments are revealing issues regarding the management of the team. Apparently they're going to play the Carolina Panthers tomorrow as scheduled. So, perhaps some pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place, just too late. Sad.