Report: NFL players are turning in guns since Belcher shooting

12:23 PM, Dec 10, 2012   |    comments
Late Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher fatally shot himself and his girlfriend Saturday.(Photo: Jamie Squire, Getty Images)
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(USA TODAY) -- Multiple NFL players have surrendered their firearms in the wake of the Javon Belcher murder-suicide, according to Peter King on NBC's Football Night in America.

Via NBC Sports:

"In the last seven days, at least seven players around the league have gone to their league security officers to turn in the firearms that they possessed from their homes," King said on Sunday night's broadcast. "I'm also told that one of these players who had multiple firearms told the security officer, 'I don't trust myself with these guns in the house, please take them away.'"

Our recent USA TODAY Sports cover story found that three out of four NFL players own guns, as opposed to 40% to 45% of the general population.

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