Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported on Twitter that Zoey Belcher will be taken care of financially by the NFL.
Belcher's daughter Zoe will be financially cared for. Per CBA: She gets $108K/year over 4, $48K in 1 year, then $52K until she's 18 or 23
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 5, 2012
How she will be given the money is not exactly clear, but it’s good to see that the new CBA has built in a clause to make sure that children that are orphans of NFL players are taken care of financially, especially in a tragic situation such as this, where her father brutally murdered her mother and then killed himself. It will obviously never replace the fact that she will never know her parents, but it’s good that she won’t be left out on her own without any help.
It is also being reported by USA Today that the Kansas City Chiefs will establish a trust fund for her as well.
The family of Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt, Kansas City players and coaches have already donated to the trust fund, the team announced in a statement Friday morning.
“Zoey will always be a part of the Chiefs family, and we hope that this trust will help to ensure she has the resources necessary as she grows up,” Hunt said in a statement.
A very classy gesture by an organization that has had one of the most difficult seasons in team history.