The Kansas City Star reports that the Kansas City Chiefs had been providing counseling to linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend before he killed her and committed suicide Saturday.
Kansas City police spokesman Richard Sharp told the Star that the couple had been arguing for months and that the team had been “bending over backward” trying to help them.
Belcher fatally shot 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins at their Kansas City home Saturday before shooting himself in the head at Arrowhead Stadium in front of Head Coach Romeo Crennel.
“I was trying to get him to understand that life is not over,” Crennel told the Star. “He still has a chance and let’s get this worked out.’’