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Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher dead after murder-suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher committed suicide at Arrowhead Stadium on the morning of December 1, 2012 after killing his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins. He leaves behind a baby girl, Zoey.

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Scott Pioli opens up about Jovan Belcher

Former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli talked at length for the first time about the Jovan Belcher tragedy in a Tuesday appearance on the Dan Patrick Show. Below is a transcribed version of the section on Belcher as well as the accompanying video via The Dan Patrick Show.

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Police video released

Police dash-cam videos have been released.

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How to help baby Zoey Belcher

The Chiefs shift their focus to Belcher's daughter.

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Kasandra Perkins' funeral is on Thursday

The funeral for Kasandra Perkins will be held on Thursday afternoon, according to the Associated Press.

The services will be in Texans.

Read the Associated Press story for more.

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Goodell: Not a football tragedy, a human tragedy

The NFL Commissioner addresses the tragedy.

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Counseling is mandatory for some Chiefs

Those three and others will receive mandatory counseling from the league.

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Chiefs attend Belcher memorial service

Eight photos of the Chiefs attending the memorial service from USA Today Sports photographer Denny Medley.

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Abe Elam reflects on the tragedy

As part of SB Nation's partnership with the Gridiron Grunts (www.gridirongrunts.com), Kansas City Chiefs Safety Abe Elam checks in with a heavy heart before their Week 13 game against the Carolina Panthers, which was played just one day after the death of his teammate Jovan Belcher.

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Belcher memorial service is Wednesday

Chiefs players will attend.

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Zoey will be helped, and more Belcher news

Several new reports came out on Tuesday.

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The new normal

The Chiefs continue to deal with the after effects of tragedy.

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KC Star has new details on Belcher

A tough article to read.

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Romeo's Chiefs family

The Chiefs head coach spoke to reporters on Monday afternoon.

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I'm proud of my Chiefs

His Dirkness writes that the Chiefs stepped up at the right time.

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Belcher family statement

The family of Jovan Belcher has released a statement, according to TMZ. Belcher's family expressed sorrow over the loss of Jovan and Kasandra Perkins.

"Jovan was our son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, grandson, and friend and we will miss him and Kasandra dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Perkins family as they mourn.

We loved Jovan. His kindness, humility, respect and gratitude for family and friends were steadfast. The man we know and loved for 25 years embraced life and excelled at all he put his energy behind. Jovan was overjoyed when Kasandra gave birth to their daughter, Zoey.

He was happy to be a new father both he and Kasandra loved Zoey greatly. The immense outpouring of sympathy and support from Jovan's friends, teammates, coaches and fans have been a reflection of the impact he had on so many people. Like them, we will cherish the wonderful memories we have of Jovan and we pray that those memories will bring us peace as we grapple to understand the unpredictable and tragic ending of his life and the life of Kasandra Perkins.

As we attempt to grieve in the aftermath of this tremendous loss we ask that you please respect our privacy in doing so. Only GOD can mend our hearts."

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Family speaks out

The family of Kasandra Perkins, who was killed by Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher on Saturday morning, released a statement on the tragedy.

Several news outlets have reported on the statement, which reads:

"On behalf of the Perkins Family, we appreciate the outpouring of love and concern for our Kassandra "Kasi" Perkins. Our hearts are truly broken for Kasi was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, mother, cousin and friend. At this time we request the media respect our privacy during this difficult time as we grieve for our loved one. Please keep us in your hearts and prayers as well as the Belcher family for two lives were lost. Again we thank you for your support, our wish is for Kasi to be remembered for the love she shared with us all. Kasi will be truly missed!"

Perkins was cousins with the wife of Jamaal Charles. KMBC has Charles' statement, which you can read here.

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'What could I have done differently?'

The Chiefs QB delivered some memorable words.

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Romeo's reaction

A tough postgame for the Chiefs head coach.

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The postgame locker room

The Chiefs head coach speaks to his team after the game.

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'A perfect teammate'

Derrick Johnson remembers the linebacker who lined up next to him for four years.

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We needed that

Winning on Sunday meant more than just a game.

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PHOTO: Jovan Belcher's locker

No words for this right now. I'll just let it be.

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The Chiefs unforgettable day, in photos

A day we won't forget, but not because the Chiefs won.

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Chiefs beat Panthers on an emotional day

On an emotional day, the Chiefs beat the Panthers, 27-21.

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Full Clark Hunt interview

The Chiefs owner speaks on the tragic events.

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Not just another Sunday

Tough day for many at Arrowhead.

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How should the Chiefs recognize it?

The team faces another difficult decision.

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Victim was related to Charles' wife

There is an added impact of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide.

The victim, 22-year old Kasandra Perkins, was the cousin of Jamaal Charles' wife.

Charles introduced the two, according to multiple reports.

So this isn't just the Belcher and Perkins families that have been directly affected. These types of situations affect so many people, not just the immediate families.

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'I'll miss that today'

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Heavy hearts on game day

Figuring out how we can get through a difficult day.

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Chiefs fans responding

Time to stand strong.

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Reactions to the Arrowhead tragedy

More than just the NFL world weighed in on the tragic day at Arrowhead.

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'There's no way we should be playing this game...'

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And I can completely understand why. I can't blame him at all.

I can also understand those who see playing the game as a good distraction, a time to heal together.

There is no right or wrong way to feel.

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From one Chief to another

The Chiefs Hall of Famer spoke with the Chiefs GM following Saturday's tragedy.

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How do you move on?

Brady Quinn talks about the tragic day at Arrowhead.

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Team captains were in on decision to play

Kansas City's six team captains were consulted before the decision was made to play the game.

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Unanswered questions

In the wake of unspeakable tragedy, it's time to look at Jovan Belcher's deadly decision.

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Agent for Belcher, Crennel stunned

Joe Linta, his agent, is stunned.

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The game will go on

The Chiefs will host the Panthers at noon on Sunday.

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Sadness and anger

Working through my emotions on the tragedy at Arrowhead.

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Poll: Should the Chiefs play?

After a day of unimaginable tragedy, it seems petty to even think about playing football. But the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs have to make the decision soon whether or not to play the Carolina Panthers as scheduled tomorrow.

Update: The game will be played as scheduled.

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'Our thoughts and prayers are with Chiefs'

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Photos: The scene at Arrowhead

Arrowhead was the scene of a tragedy on Saturday morning.

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The scene at Arrowhead

An "unthinkable tragedy", Clark Hunt says.

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'The entire Chiefs family is deeply saddened'

While the Kansas City Chiefs work with the NFL to decide if and when to alter their schedule against the Carolina Panthers, the organization has released a statement regarding today's tragic events:

"The entire Chiefs family is deeply saddened by today's events, and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy. We sincerely appreciate the expressions of sympathy and support we have received from so many in the Kansas City and NFL communities, and ask for continued prayers for the loved ones of those impacted."

We will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities and work to ensure that the appropriate counseling resources are available to all members of the organization."

Our main discussion thread is here.

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Jovan Belcher's daughter is safe

One of the worst things to come out of Jovan Belcher's decision to kill himself and his girlfriend is that their young daughter no longer has a mother and father.

Thankfully, USA Today reports that Belcher's three-month older daughter is "safe and in the care of a grandmother."

A small but uplifting bit of news on an otherwise horrible day.

Our main discussion thread is here.

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Panthers-Chiefs game still on normal schedule

Our main discussion thread is here.

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'They think there should be a game tomorrow.'

Our main discussion thread is here.

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Chiefs nation reacts

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Eric Winston: 'It's just all very sad'

Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Winston spoke to USA Today about the ongoing situation:

"It's just all very sad. There's rumors going around. But I don't really know. We're still finding out," Winston said. "We were all just shuttled out of there pretty fast. Like a lot of guys, I'm still trying to talk to a lot of the guys.''

Our main discussion thread is here.

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KCTV 5 live stream from Arrowhead Stadium

The live stream from Arrowhead started at 11:30 a.m. CT. Our main discussion thread is here.

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KCPD confirms player involved: LB Jovan Belcher

Danny Parkins of 610 Sports has been all over this tragic situation today:

Our main discussion thread is here.

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KCPD spokesman summarizes what happened

Our main discussion thread is here.

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PHOTO: Black Bentley towed away from Arrowhead

Our main discussion thread is here.

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The scene

That building is the practice facility which is obviously where the players practice. It's also where the coaches offices are so the players spend a lot of time there.

The players parking lot is that parking lot there, but they usually park closer to the back. You can tell because there are usually some damn nice cars. The coaches park in the same area so everyone parks right in the same area at the practice facility.

Our main discussion thread is here.

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Panthers are still coming to KC

The Kansas City Chiefs are supposed to play the Carolina Panthers tomorrow at Arrowhead Stadium. We'll see if that actually happens in light of this terrible situation.

Our main discussion thread is here.

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Report: Chiefs player shot himself in parking lot

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PHOTO: KCPD addresses media outside of Arrowhead

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Chiefs release statement on situation at Arrowhead

The Kansas City Chiefs organization has just sent this out:

We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.

Our main discussion thread is here.

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Shooting at Arrowhead Stadium

Lots of tweets are flying around right now about a shooting at Arrowhead Stadium. We will continue to update this post as details come in.

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