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Chiefs wrestling with how to acknowledge Belcher at game

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Chiefs captains on Saturday made the difficult decision to play as scheduled, one day after linebacker Jovan Belcher killed the mother of his child and then killed himself in the presence of team officials.

The organization has another, arguably more delicate, decision to make:  How should Belcher be remembered?

Randy Moss of NFL Network reports from Kansas City that there will be no helmet decal or uniform patch, given the circumstances of Belcher’s death and the events preceding it.

Per Moss, there may be a moment of silence, but it would be for victims of family violence generally, not for Belcher specifically.

The Chiefs host the Panthers at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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10 Responses to “Chiefs wrestling with how to acknowledge Belcher at game”
  1. sfm073 says: Dec 2, 2012 8:31 AM

    This was more then just family violence, they need to donate some of the proceeds towards mental health causes and awareness. This was building up in him and no one saw the signs.

  2. randyd223 says: Dec 2, 2012 8:49 AM

    It’s really not that difficult of a decision! He’s a murderer, you don’t honor murderers!

  3. Gordon says: Dec 2, 2012 8:58 AM

    Why is this even a discussion? Don’t remember him at all. He murdered someone (allegedly).

  4. djstat says: Dec 2, 2012 9:00 AM

    Belcher is a murderer. In no way should he be honored or mentioned. Vince McMahon and WWE do a lot wrong, but since it was discovered that Chris Benoit killed his family before committing suicide, WWE has not mentioned his name on TV. The Chiefs should follow suite. The tragedy is a young woman lost her life and a 3 month old lost both parents. Belcher is a gutless coward

  5. wuchick2002 says: Dec 2, 2012 9:05 AM

    Its simple. Don’t. You don’t acknowledge murders.

  6. jbaxt says: Dec 2, 2012 9:16 AM

    Chiefs D should start with 10 players.

  7. shackdelrio says: Dec 2, 2012 9:21 AM

    I don’t envy the Chiefs, especially Romeo Crennel, today. Im not sure there is a right way to handle this topic.

  8. hoosiercolts says: Dec 2, 2012 10:30 AM

    Good call by the Chiefs. Hard to celebrate the life of a murderer.

  9. Stiller43 says: Dec 2, 2012 10:47 AM

    No patch or decal.

    Moment of silence for the overall tragedy in generl.

  10. allen227 says: Dec 2, 2012 10:47 AM

    How about focus on the innocent 3 month old that will never know who her parents are and will grow up never knowing what it’s like to be loved by them. So don’t focus on the selfish murderer but focus on the innocent ones.