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Belcher Murder/Suicide Is Exploited By Media

From the Associated Press:

‘Normal couple stuff’ before Chiefs murder-suicide

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | December 3, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — As investigators search for a motive to help explain why Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself, a discordant picture of the couple began to emerge.

Belcher and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra M. Perkins, had lived apart briefly earlier in the year but had gotten back together by Thanksgiving, according to a friend of Perkins.

Brianne York, 21, said Sunday the couple, who had a 3-month-old daughter, Zoey, argued about "normal couple stuff"…

York said the root of the argument was that Belcher, "sometimes he would just be down in his man cave or whatever," and Perkins wanted to spend more time together as a family.

"They ended up wanting to try to work it out," York said, "and the next time I went over and visited she told me everything was good and things were better, so I thought everything was fine." …

For some reason the AP seems to want to portray them as a typical, normal (albeit unmarried) couple. But this article from the New York Post gives a different slant:

Chiefs linebacker Belcher struggled with head injuries, alcohol and painkillers before he snapped and killed girlfriend: report

By TARA PALMERI, BART HUBBUCH and LEONARD GREENE | December 2, 2012

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker and former Long Island high-school star Jovan Belcher was allegedly battling football-related head injuries and booze, painkiller and domestic problems when he snapped and murdered his girlfriend before killing himself in front of two coaches Saturday.

Try to guess which of those factors will be blamed. Along with guns, of course.

In fact, concussion are being blamed for everything these days. They are the Global Warming of the NFL. After all, nobody is ever responsible for their own actions.

A pal of Belcher’s told the Web site Deadspin.com that Kasandra Perkins, the mother of Belcher’s 3-month-old daughter, had threatened to leave him for good amid fighting between the pair.

The couple had only recently reconciled after Perkins left their rented house in Kansas City with the baby at one point to stay with friends. Perkins had returned, but friends said the relationship was still volatile.

It didn’t help that he was drinking every day and taking painkillers while dealing with the effects of debilitating head injuries, the friend said

Naturally, no one will mention the possibly that steroids might be involved. Or the lack of any stable role models, such as married parents. (Note that this couple were not married.)

Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said today that Belcher was "a player who had not had a long concussion history.’’

That doesn’t matter. Concussions will be blamed.

In fact, the New York Times seems to have had this article ready to go, and were just waiting for an incident to link it to:

Study Bolsters Link Between Routine Hits and Brain Disease

By KEN BELSON | December 3, 2012

The growing evidence of a link between head trauma and long-term, degenerative brain disease was amplified in an extensive study of athletes, military veterans and others who absorbed repeated hits to the head, according to new findings published in the scientific journal Brain [sic].

The study, which included brain samples taken posthumously from 85 people who had histories of repeated mild traumatic brain injury, added to the mounting body of research revealing the possible consequences of routine hits to the head in sports like football and hockey...

Of the group of 85 people, 80 percent (68 men) — nearly all of whom played sports — showed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., a degenerative and incurable disease whose symptoms can include memory loss, depression and dementia.

Among the group found to have C.T.E., 50 were football players, including 33 who played in the N.F.L. Among them were stars like Dave Duerson, Cookie Gilchrist and John Mackey. Many of the players were linemen and running backs, positions that tend to have more contact with opponents

And of course the guns involved are also being blamed. After all, Bob Costas might not have a job if they try to do away with head injuries in the NFL. So the next culprit on the list is guns. After all, nobody is ever responsible for their own actions.

From the Daily Caller:

NBC uses NFL murder-suicide tragedy to make plea for gun ban

By Jeff Poor | December 2, 2012

During halftime of NBC’s coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles versus the Dallas Cowboys, NBC Sports analyst Bob Costas made a plea for gun control during his weekly commentary on “Sunday Night Football.”

Responding to the weekend murder-suicide by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, Costas relied on a column by writer Jason Whitlock, formerly of the Kansas City Star, to make a gun-control argument…

“You want some actual perspective on this? Well, a bit of it comes from a Kansas City-based writer — Jason Whitlock — with whom I don’t always agree, but who today said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article.”

Costas quoted Whitlock’s suggestion that a gun ban would have prevented the tragedy.

“‘Our current gun culture,’ Whitlock wrote, ‘ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy. And more convenience store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead. Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows? But here,’ wrote Jason Whitlock, ‘is what I believe — if Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Cassandra Perkins would both be alive today.’”

How many people are alive today because they had possessed the means to defend themselves from violent criminals? In fact, what chance would Belcher’s girlfriend have had to defend herself, except with a gun?

By the way, if people in the news media are so concerned about gun control, where is the outrage over ‘Fast & Furious’?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, December 3rd, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Belcher Murder/Suicide Is Exploited By Media”

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    “Try to guess which of those factors will be blamed. Along with guns, of course. “

    Yup, the war against football is now starting in earnest.

    I have to give Anonymoose, one of our regular posters here, a lot of credit for succinctly and correctly spelling out some of our obvious problems as a nation aren’t that obvious to the liberal leftwing socialists who endeavor to control every aspect of human existence.

    This professional football player was engaged in an activity that is known for injury, which is part of the job. However, it is a free choice. Just as driving a car is a free choice, knowing that you could get clobbered by a larger vehicle and be killed.

    Additionally, none of these articles will ever blame the individual responsible for the problem. Liberals feel that to deal with all of humanity’s woes, there just needs to be a policy, a procedure, a program, a law and that instantly and magically transforms society.

    The thought police are also out there, doing their damage. At American workplaces they are trying very hard to get people to think…uh….”properly” and they outwardly condemn people who do not appear to subscribe to the “universal language” of equality. Interestingly, they do this by being intolerant and heavy-handed.

    Rush pointed this out some time ago…last year, in fact that the NFL is now a favorite target of the left..and they have willing sycophants in the form of Al Michaels and Chris Collingsworth and almost every single play-by-play announcer, whether they played the game or not. They have no idea that they are serving a beast that wants the NFL gone. In other words, they are bringing gasoline to a fire that’s burning their own house down.

  2. GetBackJack

    Unions see the NFL as another low hanging fruit to be picked

  3. canary

    A white guy, made a public statement that Belcher believed “the” world was coming to an end. And Belcher did what he thought he must do with the belief “the” world was coming to an end. And said God bless his soul.

    Perhaps it was a very statement, or perhaps it was intentional not to say “his” football career was coming to and end. Now they say he was drunk.

  4. THE TRAYVON MARTINING OF JOVAN BELCHER
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    Jovan Belcher was allegedly battling football-related head injuries and booze, painkiller and domestic problems

    He was 25 years old! And, what was he doing in the NFL with a “long history” of head injuries? Especially with the concussion lawsuits swirling around!

    Belcher was “a player who had NOT had a long concussion history.’’

    Ah…..ok, so that wasn’t it.

    It didn’t help that he was drinking every day and taking painkillers while dealing with the effects of debilitating head injuries, the friend said

    Huh? Sooooo, stop muddying the waters with this non-issue. Is there verifiable facts to back this up or not?

    Kasandra Perkins, the mother of Belcher’s 3-month-old daughter, had threatened to leave him for good amid fighting between the pair.

    Oh, so it was another case of female insanity that most married men are familiar with, that caused all this….

    They reconciled, but the relationship was still volatile.

    Hmm, sounds like nerves were raw, new born baby stress, rented a new home–another major stressor in life, NFL physical injuries–stress, new man on the job–stress, unmarried–stress.
    Friends verify strained relationship: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new.....nship?lite

    UPDATE: Belcher spent night with a gal pal before killing
    New York Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/n.....Jb2PLeaITP

    Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher had a boozy dinner with another woman and spent the night at her apartment before he went home, fought with and killed his girlfriend, and then ended his own life in a practice-facility parking lot, sources said yesterday.

    Schnitt Show Caller Claims Family Brutalized By Jovan Belcher
    http://www.schnittshow.com/cc-.....e=10613083

    About Belcher, the caller said, “ He destroyed my family. He should have been dead 10 years ago.”

    Uh-Oh! Bully, and lifelong dirtbag, Jovan Belcher, who played a sport in which he could legally brutalize other people, had staggering girlfriend problems, a history of terrorizing white kids, MAY ACTUALLY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OWN BEHAVIOR?

    Gee, the media SHOT BEFORE THEY AIMED on this one. But yet, don’t they always rush out there to muddy the waters, throw out their agenda while the public is listening, and then put the facts and the retractions on page 11 two weeks later to avoid the art of lying? Somehow, somewhere, a white person is to blame for all this! Where did he buy that gun? Why was he allowed to buy a gun? Who sold him that gun?

    Puh! Disgusting media.

    • UPDATE! Costas: “Mistake” To Give Anti-Gun Commentary During Football Game

      NBC’s Bob Costas tells sports radio host Dan Patrick his anti-gun remarks on Sunday night were a mistake because 90 seconds wasn’t enough time for him to “flesh out” what he meant to say so he was completely understood.

      Oh no, this poor tv rookie blurted out what he didn’t mean, give me a break!
      Yeah Bob, you got 90 seconds on PRIME TIME T.V. with a huge audience, and you pumped your liberalism in there the best you could. Now that no one is listening, on the Dan Patrick show, you can do your apology and retraction. Just like I predicted just yesterday:

      Gee, the media SHOT BEFORE THEY AIMED on this one. But yet, don’t they always rush out there to muddy the waters, throw out their agenda while the public is listening, and then put the facts and the retractions on page 11 two weeks later to avoid the art of lying?–Mithrandir




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