Kansas City mayor Sly James has been in contact with the Chiefs organization regarding the murder-suicide of Jovan Belcher. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! relays that the team's initial thought is that their Week 13 game against the Panthers should be played on Sunday. Via Passan:
KC Mayor Sly James on the Chiefs: "They think there should be a game tomorrow."— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 1, 2012
Passan also tweeted that the mayor had spoken to Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, who is expectedly emotional about the terrible events of Saturday morning.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James says he spoke with Scott Pioli: "He's very emotional about this."— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 1, 2012
KC mayor on Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel, who witnessed Jovan Belcher suicide: "Think about your worst nightmare and multiply it by five."— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 1, 2012
Reports indicate that Pioli, along with head coach Romeo Crennel, met with Belcher in the team's parking lot as the linebacker held a gun to his head. The parties apparently had a brief interaction before Belcher took his own life as the police appeared on scene at the Chiefs facilities.