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More disappointing news from the NFL: The nation’s largest brain bank found evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in 76 of 79 former NFL players they examined, according to PBS on Tuesday. Bears safety Dave Duerson, Steelers center Mike Webster and Chargers great Junior Seau were among the brains to have had this degenerative brain disease.
A few days after Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed both his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, and himself, reports emerged that he had been intoxicated the night before. Today, those reports were confirmed via autopsy results, as well as new information about Perkins. And all of it is tough to read.
Jovan Belcher Texted His Secret Girlfriend Saying He “Would Shoot” Kasandra Perkins Only Months Before Murder-Suicide
A lot of information surrounding Jovan Belcher’s final moments and the circumstances leading to his death has trickled out in the weeks following the murder-suicide, and today the Kansas City Star is reporting many new details – most noteworthy of which is that Belcher texted his alleged other girlfriend months before the shooting that he “would shoot” Perkins.
When something as shocking as the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide case happens, it’s only natural to wonder what events could have led up to such a horrific conclusion. And – unfortunately but unsurprisingly, for a tragedy of this magnitude – seemingly every new bit of information that’s released seems to complicate the overall story all the more.
For the first time since Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend Kassandra Perkins and subsequently took his own life Saturday morning at the Kansas City Chiefs’ facility, his family has come out and spoken to the public.
Two days after it happened, just about everyone is stil trying to make sense of what Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher did on Saturday, shooting his girlfriend and then himself dead. Last night, during halftime of Cowboys-Eagles, Bob Costas tried to make sense of it himself. The reaction was… what is usually is when Bob Costas does this sort of thing. But should it have been?