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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…

Reports: Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher Killed His Girlfriend, Drove To The Chiefs Practice Facility, And Killed Himself [Updating]

Multiple reports have confirmed that fourth-year Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot himself at the Chiefs' practice facility this morning, allegedly after shooting and killing his girlfriend. According to CBS's Jason La Canfora, Belcher killed himself after speaking with the team's GM and head coach. See…

In Yet Another Case Of Metrics Confusion, Hakeem Nicks Claims Stats Are Useful For Impressing Girls

Hakeem Nicks's production has fallen in recent games, partly due to a left knee injury. A reporter asked him whether he was concerned about the drop-off, and he answered in a way that briefly sent the sports analytics world into a fit of eye-rolling and furiously composing Nate-Silver-meme jokes: "Stats is for girls,"…

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The Dallas Cowboys Sent Out A Mailer To Season-Ticket Holders Instructing Them On How To Cheer

Jerry Jones built the $1,300,000,000 Cowboys Stadium in 2009 expecting it to house champions, boost his team, and become the eighth wonder of the world. It is kind of the last one—largest domed stadium in the world, with the fourth largest HD video screen in the world hanging from the ceiling—but the the team that…