Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - The Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina
Panthers will play as scheduled Sunday in the wake of Saturday's tragedy at
the Chiefs' training facility.
Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed himself Saturday morning, minutes after
allegedly killing his girlfriend.
There was speculation that Sunday's game might be postponed, at least for a
day, after the events of Saturday.
"After discussions between the league office, head coach Romeo Crennel and
Chiefs team captains, the Chiefs advised the NFL that it will play tomorrow's
game vs. the Carolina Panthers at its originally scheduled time," the Chiefs
said in a statement.
Crennel, according to police, witnessed Belcher's suicide.
Police on Saturday said Belcher shot his girlfriend multiple times after the
two had been engaged in an argument at home. She was taken to a hospital and
Minutes after the first shooting, police said Belcher drove to the Chiefs'
training facility at Arrowhead Stadium and spoke with team personnel,
including Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli, before taking his own life
with a gunshot.
Belcher was in his fourth year with the Chiefs after signing as an undrafted
free agent out of Maine. He started 10 of the 11 games he had played this
season and registered 38 tackles.
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