NFLPA keeping in touch with Chiefs players

Jamie Squire

The NFLPA released a statement Saturday afternoon offering its condolences to those affected by the shooting at Arrowhead Stadium.

The NFL Players' Association said in a statement Saturday afternoon that it is staying in touch with Kansas City Chiefs players and offering its condolences to those affected by the shooting at Arrowhead Stadium earlier in the day.

Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, Kasandra M. Perkins, Saturday morning before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and committing suicide in front of Chiefs coach Romeo Crennell and general manager Scott Pioli.

The statement read:

We are deeply saddened by the events today, and we have been in touch with the Kansas City Chiefs players. We offer our sincerest condolences to the families affected.

The Chiefs announced this afternoon that they intend to play Sunday's home game against the Carolina Panthers as scheduled, after discussing it with the league. The Associated Press reports that Crennel plans on coaching the game. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.

Belcher signed with the Chiefs prior to the 2009 season and had played in every Kansas City game since. He was 25.


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.