Murder-suicide involving NFL player raises questions about pro-sports culture

Since 2000, more than 500 NFL players have been arrested for more than a speeding ticket according to the exhaustive San Diego Union-Tribune database. Many of those arrests have been for domestic violence complaints, fighting in bars, and gun possession charges. But the murder-suicide of an NFL player and his girlfriend has rocked the league and raised questions once again about the culture in pro football that may contribute to violent criminal activity. AP: It began like any other Saturday for the Kansas City Chiefs during the NFL season, their general manager and coach at work early to put final touches on this weekend's gameplan. Then they got a call to hurry to the parking lot. The two men rushed through the glass doors of Chiefs headquarters and came face-to-face with linebacker Jovan Belcher, holding a handgun to his head. Belcher had already killed his girlfriend and sped the short distance to Arrowhead Stadium, right past a security checkpoint guarding the...(Read Full Post)