BJ'S BLOG 12/04/12 "Jovan Belcher"
Yesterday, we talked about some tough news that happened in the world of football.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend Kasandra Perkins in their home Saturday in front of his mother before shooting himself in the head at Arrowhead Stadium in front of Head Coach Romeo Crennel.
The two had a three month old daughter together who was in the house at the time of the shooting.
According to sources, arguments over relationship and financial issues had been the problems between them for months.
With everything that goes on in everyday life, sometimes the best thing we need is someone to listen to us, and that is where proper parenting may come in handy.
The stories mention Jovan’s mother but nothing about his father which makes me think he wasn’t in the picture.
A strong family can help a person when their life goes crazy. Jovan’s life was certainly stressful and filled with problems. He had a baby with a woman who wasn’t his wife, questioned her fidelity, he was apparently a heavy drinker and on a lot of pain medication, plus he was playing a grueling sport and dealing with possible concussions that were possibly affecting his state of mind.
If a person has so many difficult things going on in life and if they don’t have a good foundation, the possibility of going over the edge increases.
Hopefully their child will be put in a good home where she will receive the good parenting she needs so she won’t be stigmatized over what happened with her parents…this horrible cycle needs to end.