January 1, 2014 |
A Kansas City Chiefs linebacker was suffering from concussion-related brain damage when he went on a rampage and killed his girlfriend and then himself in 2012, a new lawsuit claims, and the player's mother wants to hold the team responsible. Jovan Belcher, a 25-year-old linebacker for the Chiefs, shot his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, nine times before driving to the stadium in Kansas City, Mo., and killing himself in front of team staff on Dec. 1, 2012. In a wrongful-death lawsuit filed Tuesday against the team in Jackson County, Mo., Belcher's mother, Cheryl Shepherd, said Chiefs officials "directly caused or directly contributed" to Belcher developing "irresistable" and "insane" impulses because of brain damage he sustained while playing for the team.
December 17, 2013 |
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new water slides coming in 2014 to water parks around the world, but then I realized a number of big attractions have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages. Photos: Best new water slides for 2014 | Best new water parks for 2014 It already seems like 2014 is shaping up as a good year for water park fans. Big industry players have announced major projects and several smaller parks are planning to roll out significant additions.
December 11, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday restored a death sentence for a Kansas murderer who claimed his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination had been violated when he was forced to submit to a mental health exam after claiming he was under the influence of drugs when he shot a sheriff. In a 9-0 decision written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court ruled that if a defendant claims he was “intoxicated” at the time of the crime, the prosecutor may require an exam by a mental health expert and then release the findings to a jury.
December 1, 2013 |
The Denver Broncos have been stacking up victories all season. Sunday, they served Kansas City a special order: A quadruple Decker. Eric Decker caught four touchdown passes from Peyton Manning to lift the Broncos to a 35-28 victory over the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, completing a season sweep of Kansas City and taking a huge step toward an AFC West Division title. It was the second loss to Denver in three weeks for the Chiefs, who have gone 0-3 since they were the NFL's last remaining undefeated team at 9-0. "Sometimes, when you play a team close to back-to-back, there are some ideas that are fresh in your mind," Manning said.
December 1, 2013 |
An unidentified man was killed in an apparent struggle in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., during an NFL game Sunday, police said. Two suspects were arrested and a homicide investigation was underway, according to Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte's Twitter account. The Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos, division rivals and leading playoff contenders, were playing at the stadium. Forte said the killing did not appear to be related to fan rivalries.
November 25, 2013 |
The Denver Broncos are smarting in the aftermath of their collapse at New England. But are they smarter? "I think that's the test of football teams," quarterback Peyton Manning said in the wee hours of Monday morning on the East Coast, after the Broncos blew a 24-point halftime lead at New England to lose, 34-31, in overtime. "I think it would be wrong if guys weren't disappointed and bothered by this loss. So I think you're allowed a night and maybe half the day [Monday] to still be ticked off about it and disappointed.