Chiefs honor domestic violence victims before game
Kansas City, Mo. (WHDH) -- On Sunday, the NFL and football fans took a moment to reflect on the murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, Jovan Belcher.
Police said Belcher shot and killed the mother of his three month old child, then drove to the Chiefs practice facility, where he committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.
And as people mourned, the game went on.
The chiefs and the Panthers kicked off, as scheduled this afternoon.
The team did not memorialize Belcher before the game and instead held a moment of silence to honor all domestic violence victims.
Fans say it's a tragedy.
"I just think it shows that it doesn't matter if you're a pro-athlete or whether you're just an everyday working man, the pressures of life can get to you sometimes and sometimes people just don't handle it. And make bad decisions, and I think that's unfortunately what happened here,” said Chiefs fan, Terry Walker.
Kansas City police have not released a motive for the shootings.