Jovan Belcher’s story indeed may be a sad one. Whenever one takes there life it is a tragedy. Early Saturday morning Belcher’s house was silent until just before 8 AM. A single shot rang out. Belcher had taken his 22 year old girlfriends life. After that Belcher drove to the practice facility where he met 3 team officials, including head coach Romeo Crennel and General Manager Scott Pioli, thanked them and walked 30-40 ft. away and took his own life.
It’s hard to sit here and compare Junior Seau’s incident to the horrible action that happened today. Suicide is something I said before I won’t wish on my worst enemy but I can’t shed a tear as a human in this case. When you take an innocent person’s life it is hard for me to feel sympathy for you. Is this football related? Honestly I think we will never know. My instinct has it’s own conclusion, but needless to say this should NOT be compared to Junior’s situation. As selfish as it may seem Junior had problems from football and took his own life. You can’t justify Belcher’s situation.
I know this write up may cause a stir, but it needs to be said. I also want to make this VERY clear. My heart goes out to Belchar’s family, the Perkins family, Chiefs fans, and MOST of all the 3 month old girl that he left behind. It’s terrible, but when you take someone else’s life you become a murderer. I am almost in astonishment sitting here thinking about it. It makes me sit here and say, ” What have we come to?” We keep having these players with these tragic stories, my problem is when is the NFL going to take action? Something NEEDS to be done to protect players from head injuries.
We as people need to be there for one another is support of short comings. It’s hard to believe that we are face with a similar somewhat, although not much, similar situation as we did back in May. Whether we wear blue and gold or red and white we are all still a part of god’s plan. I also would like to reiterate that we always have a way out. If society is good at something it is making an escape route for everything! You might have to work harder but I promise you someone is out there that cares and establishments do have help. I can’t stress enough, when you see someone fall help pick them up, because one day that person may reach out for you.