An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries.
Former Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher’s body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.
Authorities have completed their investigation into the deaths of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his 22-year-old girlfriend, formally ruling them a murder-suicide.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher reportedly kissed his girlfriend on the forehead after killing her.
Officers say Jovan Belcher killed girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, then later killed himself.