KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Life continues at Arrowhead Stadium. However, players’ grief remains after this weekend’s horrific series of events.
The team is without Linebacker Jovan Belcher. Police say Belcher killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, at their home and then turned the gun on himself in front of the Chiefs practice facility on Saturday morning. He thanked his coach and the Chiefs’ GM for the opportunity to play there before ending his life.
The set of deaths left the couple’s three-month-old daughter without parents.
The Chiefs decided to go on with the already-scheduled game with the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The team came together for a win, the second of the season.
Monday’s practice schedule and press conference with Head Coach Romeo Crennel will continue as usual. A handful of players will be involved in an annual charity event at the stadium. Several of Belcher's teammates on the linebacker's squad were scheduled to attend, but have decided not to.
The police investigation continues. An autopsy could shed light on what caused Belcher to make his final fatal decisions. Police say it will take six to eight weeks for the autopsy results.
KSHB has reached out to Belcher and Perkins’ families. Both have declined interviews in the wake of the losses in their families.
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