Football players often get lost in numbers. Wins, losses, touchdowns, and yards all become meaningless in the grand scheme of things, however.
It’s been confirmed that Kansas City Chiefs‘ linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, took his own life at Arrowhead Stadium early Saturday morning after killing his on-again, off-again girlfriend at a different location.
Belcher came into the league as an undrafted free agent from the University of Maine where he quickly became a starter. Belcher had 257 tackles during his four year career.
The Chiefs are scheduled to play the Carolina Panthers Sunday. The Panthers have yet to leave Carolina, and the NFL has not yet decided to cancel the game.
Chiefs’ players are currently gathering at the team’s facility.
For in depth coverage of this terrible tragedy, head over to Arrowhead Addict, Fansided’s Chiefs’ site.
This goes to show that everyone’s breaking point looks different, and we need to show love even if it’s not shown to you.
Update 10:52 a.m. MDT: Belcher and his girlfriend leave behind a 3-month-old daughter.