As the tragedy of Joplin, Missouri unfolds in the national media, our thoughts and prayers here at AP go out to the victim's families and friends and the many who are left homeless or affected in some way. The current toll is 89 reported dead, although officials believe the number will only climb higher. The total destruction is still being calculated, but President Obama has already ordered FEMA on the scene to help coordinate disaster relief.
We'll keep you posted here with any official response from the Kansas City Chiefs or individual players. Until then, we'd love to hear you weigh in with your own stories or perspectives either here or over at chiefs_fan05's fan post.
Also, please donate if you can to local relief efforts through the Red Cross here.