KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs owner Clark Hunt joined head coach Romeo Crennel in the locker room after the team’s 27-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
The game came a little more than 24 hours after Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend in the Kansas City home they shared with their 3-month-old daughter, drove to Arrowhead Stadium’s training complex and turned the gun on himself in front of Crennel, General Manager Scott Pioli and Defensive Coordinator Gary Gibbs.
Video posted on kcchiefs.com shows the emotional moments the coach and owner shared with the team just moments after the game.
“I wanna tell you guys how proud I am of everyone in this room,” Hunt said, standing next to Crennel as the coach wiped tears away from his eyes. “What you guys fought through in the last day and half is unbelievable, and I’m just so proud of you. I’m so proud of the coaching staff for the job they did in leading you guys.”
Hunt handed Crennel a game ball, but said it belong to everyone in the locker room.
“Truthfully, every man in here deserves a game ball today,” Hunt said. “But we’re a family, and we’re going to have tone game ball that’s going to the entire team. I’m going to give it to Coach Crennel to hang on for the team because you did a fantastic job.”
For more of what Crennel and Hunt told the team after the game, watch video of the postgame moments here: http://bit.ly/XhKjVx
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