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journeyscarab 12-10-2012 12:37 PM

Report: ‘At Least Seven’ NFL Players Turn In Guns In Wake Of Belcher Tragedy
 
Must of been the Costas moment of reason last week....


http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/12/...lcher-tragedy/


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The tragic story of former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher seems to be having a profound effect on some players around the league.

Belcher, the Long Island native who fatally shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself on December 1, shook the football world upside down when he committed murder-suicide.

And now, players are taking action to prevent further unthinkable incidents from occurring.

During Week 14′s coverage of Football Night in America, Peter King reported that multiple NFL players have turned in their firearms as a result of the Belcher tragedy.

“I’ve been told that in the last seven days, at least seven players around the league have gone to their team’s security officers to turn in the firearms that they possess from their homes,” King said during the broadcast. “I’m also told that one of these players had multiple firearms, as Jovan Belcher did — he had eight … He told his security officer, ‘I don’t trust myself with these guns in the house. Please take them away.’”

A recent USA Today poll revealed that three out of four NFL players own guns, whereas 40 to 45 percent of the general population owns firearms.

Belcher killed Kasandra Perkins at the couple’s home and then committed suicide in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium, police said. General manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel attempted to stop Belcher from killing himself, but he proceeded to do so in front of them.

Belcher left behind a three-month-old daughter.

According to Police Sgt. Richard Sharp, Belcher and Perkins had been arguing about relationship and financial issues for months, and the team provided counseling for the two so they could work out their issues.

Count Alex's Losses 12-10-2012 12:39 PM

Cassel went to turn in his air rifle and they were like "That's OK, you can keep that."

mdchiefsfan 12-10-2012 12:41 PM

"I don't trust myself with these guns, please take them away."

Who says that?

Frazod 12-10-2012 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdchiefsfan (Post 9196634)
"I don't trust myself with these guns, please take them away."

Who says that?

If you seriously feel that way, perhaps it's for the best. Owning guns ain't for everybody.

bevischief 12-10-2012 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cassel's Reckoning (Post 9196626)
Cassel went to turn in his air rifle and they were like "That's OK, you can keep that."

Don't you mean Super soaker?

rockymtnchief 12-10-2012 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdchiefsfan (Post 9196634)
"I don't trust myself with these guns, please take them away."

Who says that?

I have a friend that did.

He was taking Chantix to quit smoking. He told me he was having suicidal dreams and even woke up wanting to grab his pistol and finish the job. So I held onto his 6 handguns for about 3 months.

Bewbies 12-10-2012 12:50 PM

No word on how many players turned their cars in after seeing what happened in Dallas.

CoMoChief 12-10-2012 12:55 PM

Why? Are they afraid that they too may snap and pull a Chris Beniot, after a night of drinking and trying to get ass from a gf on the side?

Fat Elvis 12-10-2012 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdchiefsfan (Post 9196634)
"I don't trust myself with these guns, please take them away."

Who says that?

More people should say that.

And I'm not part of the anti-gun crowd.

Frazod 12-10-2012 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rockymtnchief (Post 9196656)
I have a friend that did.

He was taking Chantix to quit smoking. He told me he was having suicidal dreams and even woke up wanting to grab his pistol and finish the job. So I held onto his 6 handguns for about 3 months.

As Clint Eastwood once said, "A man's got to know his limitations." I was in a pretty bad place in my life many years ago and did the same thing.

journeyscarab 12-10-2012 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bewbies (Post 9196659)
No word on how many players turned their cars in after seeing what happened in Dallas.

ROFL

KCUnited 12-10-2012 12:58 PM

Stanzi brought in his right arm and some still photos of his release from camp.

rockymtnchief 12-10-2012 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frazod (Post 9196671)
As Clint Eastwood once said, "A man's got to know his limitations." I was in a pretty bad place in my life many years ago and did the same thing.

:thumb:

I have zero problem with people volunteering to give up their firearm. I won't stop them.

Deberg_1990 12-10-2012 01:03 PM

Any players gonna turn in their Bentleys?

Flachief58 12-10-2012 01:04 PM

Thank God! Those seven guns will never plot to kill anyone


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