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

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…

Report: Jovan Belcher's Mother Told Police There Was An Argument About The Baby's Paternity Just Before The Murder-Suicide [UPDATE]

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…

"I Have To Deal With My Other Girl, Man," Jovan Belcher Says In Police Dash-Cam Video At 3 A.M. The Day Of Murder-Suicide

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…

SI: Jovan Belcher And Kasandra Perkins Had A House Full Of Guns, And Belcher Was Joking About Them On Friday Night

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…

Friend: Belcher "Was Dazed, Suffering From Short-Term Memory Loss" After Last Start; Alcohol, Painkillers, Domestic Tensions Played Role In Murder-Suicide

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…

Profiles Of Jovan Belcher Ranging From 2008 Through This November Depict Him As An Underdog Story And Model NFL Citizen

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 …