Custody Battle Over Baby Orphaned By Jovan Belcher's Murder-Suicide

When Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, before killing himself last December, the saddest consequence was that little Zoey Michelle Belcher would be left without parents. Relatives of both Belcher and Perkins have staked custody claims, and they can't agree on who deserves to be… » 6/10/13 7:06pm 6/10/13 7:06pm

Jovan Belcher And Adam Lanza Were Not Militias: Shut Up About The…

Two weeks ago, in the aftermath of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, Bob Costas went on national television and said some sensible things about guns, and lots of people—some of them on this very site—responded with all the predictable idiot lowing. This was bad enough, but the true measure of how fucked up we are as a… » 12/14/12 8:02pm 12/14/12 8:02pm

Report: Jovan Belcher's Mother Told Police There Was An Argument About…

We knew Jovan Belcher's mother was there on the morning the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker murdered his girlfriend before he drove to the team's practice facility and killed himself. We also knew she had heard an argument and that she had called 911 call to report that Kasandra Perkins had been shot. Now, the New York… » 12/14/12 10:05am 12/14/12 10:05am

"I Have To Deal With My Other Girl, Man," Jovan Belcher Says In Police…

In the video, police walk up to Belcher's car, tap on his windows, and talk with him about his job ("What position do you play?"), whether he would be driving anywhere else, and what his plans were for the night. The sound starts at 4:56, whereupon Belcher assures the first officer that he didn't steal the car, and… » 12/08/12 9:45am 12/08/12 9:45am

Bob Costas: The Shill Becomes A Journalist [UPDATE]

Taking potshots at Bonnie Bob Costas, America's premier sports broadcaster, is a national pastime almost as popular as the spectacles he fronts. And why not? In these cheesy and uncertain times, he seems too comfortable, too confident and, at 60, too cute. He does his job better than you will ever do yours, dude. If… » 12/05/12 10:15am 12/05/12 10:15am

SI: Jovan Belcher And Kasandra Perkins Had A House Full Of Guns, And…

Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins kept "about eight guns" in their house and liked to go shooting together, according to a new report from Sports Illustrated. SI talked to Reggie Paramoure, a former teammate of Belcher's at Maine, and Paramoure provided them with a text-message exchange he had with Belcher on Friday… » 12/04/12 3:30pm 12/04/12 3:30pm

Here Is Bob Costas's Sanctimonious, Horseshit Editorial On Jovan Belcher

Here's Bob Costas dialing the smarm up to 11 in this referendum on perspective and sports by way of the Kasandra Perkins/Jovan Belcher murder-suicide. "Please," Costas intones, "those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportion about sports would seem to have little hope of ever truly… » 12/02/12 11:18pm 12/02/12 11:18pm

Friend: Belcher "Was Dazed, Suffering From Short-Term Memory Loss"…

Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, had separated two weeks ago in the midst of a dispute over the care of their three-month-old daughter, Zoey, a friend of Belcher's has told Deadspin. They'd only very recently reconciled. In email messages sent to us, the friend described Belcher as a young man… » 12/02/12 11:06am 12/02/12 11:06am

Why It's OK For The Chiefs To Play A Game Today

On its face, the idea of Romeo Crennel having to coach a football game mere hours after witnessing his own player, Jovan Belcher, commit suicide seems petty and dickish and greedy and lazy and stupid. I know that was my first thought yesterday when the NFL announced that the Panthers-Chiefs game would go on as… » 12/02/12 10:35am 12/02/12 10:35am

Profiles Of Jovan Belcher Ranging From 2008 Through This November…

Two extant profiles exist of Jovan Belcher, one written as Belcher was finishing up at the University of Maine in 2008, the other on November 21, 10 days ago. Taken separately, neither is particularly telling, except insofar as you learn that if there were warning signs related to Belcher's mental health, neither the … » 12/01/12 4:30pm 12/01/12 4:30pm