NFL issues statement, support for Chiefs in wake of Jovan Belcher tragedy

The NFL has issued a brief statement on the murder-suicide tragedy involving Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. The league stated that it has been in contact with the Chiefs organization, and that it will provide assistance via the league's professional counselors. The statement, via Ian Rapoport of NFL.com:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Chiefs and the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this terrible tragedy. We connected the Chiefs with our professional counselors to support both the team and the families. We'll continue to provide assistance."

The league and the Chiefs have been in constant contact throughout the day about potentially delaying or re-scheduling Sunday's game against the Panthers. The Week 13 game is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. ET at Arrowhead Stadium.

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