Jovan Belcher's Secret Girlfriend Should Have Acted on "Would Shoot" Text Message

By Jeric Griffin
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The murder-suicide story involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher keeps getting worse and worse. A newly-surfaced police report states Belcher texted his “secret girlfriend” several weeks before he killed Kasandra Perkins, the mother of his three-month-old daughter, saying he “would “shoot” her “if she didn’t leave him alone.”

Naturally, the still undisclosed secret girlfriend said she thought Belcher was joking. Earlier reports state Belcher and Perkins had an argument the night before he murdered her and then took his own life at the Chiefs’ team facility in front of head coach Romeo Crenell. Needless to say, things are starting to add up.

Of course, nothing is any excuse to take someone else’s life or one’s own. Some feel sympathy for both Perkins and Belcher while others perceive the now former Chiefs linebacker a murderer, which technically, he is.

Some moronic talking heads, namely NBC’s Bob Costas, have used this tragic story as a platform for stances against things like gun control and such individuals should be stripped of their titles. Regardless of your opinion of Belcher, a murder, his family is going through something right now that no one should ever experience. If a loved one of yours committed suicide and/or took another person’s life, would you want some idiot like Costas discussing a political issue like this while your loved one’s death was the headline? Of course not! And you’d probably have some pretty ill feelings toward that talking head, and rightfully so!

What should be taken away from this new information regarding the case is nothing should be assumed anymore. The teachers and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut assumed no insane 20-year-old would come into their school and shoot them just like Crenell assumed none of his players would murder anyone, much less themselves, in front of him at the team’s facility.

The NFL seems to have been in hot water lately regarding player safety, but this is the other part of. That is the only other spin to this story you should even consider, Mr. Costas.

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