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CBA will funnel significant dollars to Jovan Belcher’s daughter

Jovan Belcher AP

The murder of Kasandra Perkins and the suicide of her killer, Jovan Belcher, have left their three-month-old daughter, Zoey, orphaned.

While no amount of money can replace loving, caring parents, Zoey will receive significant financial assistance in the coming years.

According to the Associated Press, the Collective Bargaining Agreement provides benefits to Zoey in the amount of $108,000 for each of the next four years, $52,000 in the fifth year, and $48,000 per year until she turns 18.  That’s more than $1 million in total payments through 2030.

She also will receive all or part of a $600,000 life insurance policy, and $100,000 in retirement benefits earned by Belcher.

We’re also told that the NFLPA will be establishing a trust fund for Zoey, which the NFL also is expected to support.  If/when private contributions can be made to the fund, we’ll post the appropriate information.

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21 Responses to “CBA will funnel significant dollars to Jovan Belcher’s daughter”
  1. magnustroi says: Dec 6, 2012 1:20 PM

    That is Great !!! That poor baby did nothing ,Its wonderful That the NFL and the CBA will be taking care of her!!! My Hope is just that they appoint someone who will see to it her money is NOT stolen or misspent or misappropriated !!!!

  2. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 6, 2012 1:20 PM

    Amen.

  3. cincyfan1987 says: Dec 6, 2012 1:25 PM

    Wow!

  4. rr2000k says: Dec 6, 2012 1:25 PM

    Good.

  5. gochargersgo says: Dec 6, 2012 1:27 PM

    Good. Hopefully that money goes to a college education and not into the salivating mouths of greedy relatives.

  6. mattolikesthevikes says: Dec 6, 2012 1:32 PM

    Still sad. Poor kid.

  7. JaminJake says: Dec 6, 2012 1:35 PM

    Truly tragic events. I only hope that both families can come together and do what is needed for Zoe. She’ll need them more than the money.

  8. steelpenbucs87 says: Dec 6, 2012 1:45 PM

    Wonderful to see – make sure the executive is savvy and that this money goes to a college education, first and foremost.

  9. nycheesehead says: Dec 6, 2012 1:51 PM

    Very cool…poor kid. Crazy world we live in.

  10. shoestorm says: Dec 6, 2012 2:09 PM

    She is gonna receive over $1.7 million in benefits by the time she is 18 and that’s before any trust fund contributions? You are gonna post info so we can donate to her private trust fund as well?

  11. lilpuppy says: Dec 6, 2012 2:11 PM

    cue the custody battle from all the relatives

  12. cmb79 says: Dec 6, 2012 2:13 PM

    Holy cow. This is a fantastic gesture.

  13. johnnyqbp says: Dec 6, 2012 2:14 PM

    Great thing for the NFL to do for this little girl. I just hope it doesn’t cause a crazy custody battle between everyone in both families.

  14. ccjcsr says: Dec 6, 2012 3:05 PM

    A ray of light on a bad situation.

  15. smedleybumchuckle says: Dec 6, 2012 3:49 PM

    Its disturbing to see all the dislikes on a story like this>

  16. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 6, 2012 3:53 PM

    Good move.

  17. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Dec 6, 2012 4:07 PM

    smedleybumchuckle says:
    Dec 6, 2012 3:49 PM
    Its disturbing to see all the dislikes on a story like this>
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    Internet cowboys who think their funny. Everyone is 6’4″ and a solid 240 when they are online.

  18. iced107 says: Dec 6, 2012 4:15 PM

    Great and classy move by the NFL.

    I’m not worried about the money either – sounds about right actually. Supposedly the average parent spends about $1 million on years 1-18 on kids today anyway. There really is a lot to spend it on too – clothes, food, dental/health, school, sports, daycare/summer camp, etc.

    At least she won’t be much of a burden on whoever takes care of her – hopefully she gets a good parent.

  19. phillyphan72 says: Dec 6, 2012 5:47 PM

    For once the NFL gets it right

  20. benslick says: Dec 6, 2012 6:11 PM

    This is a great gesture but it would have been even great if it would have stayed private money can bring out the evil in our closet family I sure’d hate for this poor girl to be hounded for the next 18 years

  21. necr0philia says: Dec 6, 2012 8:59 PM

    “GOD BLESS”!!

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