This weekend a horrible tragedy happened when a Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins. For some reason the media won't use the term "murder" in describing what he did to this woman. I read the stories and heard what people were saying about it and how people felt bad about it, I saw the RIP #59 signs and the makeshift memorials for Jovan Belcher and I saw his teammates, coaches, and fans crying for him.
First of all I will say that I have zero sympathy for Jovan Belcher, I think he is a coward and there are no words to describe what he did. I do however, have a lot of sympathy to his coach and GM who he talked to right before he killed himself. I also have sympathy for his teammates who are left to try to second guess themselves and think they could have or should have done more even though it was not their fault. Most of all though I feel bad for Kasandra Perkins and her family, while there were headlines about Jovan Belcher and memorials set up for him and the "tragedy" that happened and everyone looking for reasons or excuses why he killed himself nobody was talking about her and why she had to die because of this monster.
Because we watched Jovan Belcher play we felt some sort of bond with him, and we wanted it to be something to do with a concussion or that something had to be wrong with him because of something to do with football. Everyone wants to put 2 and 2 together and come up with the answers of why or how that could happen. The sad truth is that this stuff happens all of the time and it has nothing to do with football or how he was raised or who picked on him as a kid. They will keep on looking and hoping that it had something to do with a concussion because people don't want to accept that he was just a bad person, I don't know why it is so hard for people to accept the truth.
I am not telling you how you should feel or who or what you should mourn, but the next time I mourn for a murderer will be the first time, and to me that is all Jovan Belcher is he is a coward and a murderer. RIP Kasandra Perkins.