Chiefs set up Jovan Belcher's locker for game day -

Chiefs set up Jovan Belcher’s locker for game day

To honor their troubled teammate who committed suicide after murdering his girlfriend, the Kansas City Chiefs staff decided to set up his locker room stall.  This has obviously been a traumatic time for those involved and you can’t help but feel horrible for the Belcher and his girlfriend’s families.

I’m very conflicted about the way the Chiefs handled this.  I understand that the Chiefs want to honor their friend and teammate and they deserve the right to do so, but for me, I don’t know if this is the best way to do it. But in this situation, what is the right response??

Belcher was in his fourth season out of the University of Maine.  He was an undrafted free agent and had played in all 11 of the Chiefs games this season. More information will probably come out as to why this horrible incident happened, but for now, we want to send our sympathies to both families, the player and the Chiefs organization.

Here’s Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel, who witnessed Belcher’s suicide, following the teams 27-21 victory over the Panthers.

Image via @josephperson

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4 Comments

  1. CM
    December 3, 2012 - 

    I dont know all of the information, but then again I dont think the Chiefs do either. What I do know is that this dude murdered a woman, and left a child to be raised by someone other than her own parents. In my opinion, there should have been no respect shown to this man for this heinous act. His locker should have been left empty.

    • Carl Crozier
      December 3, 2012 - 

      Agree 100% There should have been no thing done to show respect for a murderer. Had he only taken his own life, fine, but he murdered the mother of his child. SAD

    • Steve
      December 3, 2012 - 

      I think this was more for the players who are struggling through this. The Chiefs did not make any public attempt to honor this guy. I am not saying it was right, I just think it was to help the rest of the team.

  2. craig
    December 3, 2012 - 

    I know its hard to lose someone close to you. The first thing that you want to do is remember all of the good things about that person. His suicide, was him going out on his own terms. I can see why they would want to memorialize him. Now Belcher murdering his girlfriend and leaving his daughter without any parents, is down right wrong. That action only makes me shake my head and wonder what was he thinking. I’m glad the Chiefs made no effort to do a memorial before the game. My thoughts and prayers go out to his girlfriend and daughters families. No matter how you look at it, its just a shame.

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