Report: Belcher wor­ried he’d lose money, baby

Austin American-Statesman - - NFL -

Kansas City Chiefs line­backer Jo­van Belcher was ap­par­ently wor­ried he would lose his baby and money to his long­time girl­friend be­fore fa­tally shoot­ing her and killing him­self, ac­cord­ing to newly re­leased po­lice re­ports.

Belcher also com­plained about Kasan­dra Perkins, the mother of the cou­ple’s 3-month-old daugh­ter, in con­ver­sa­tions and text mes­sages sent to a woman he was dat­ing on the side, the re­ports show.

In one text mes­sage sent in late Oc­to­ber or early Novem­ber, Belcher wrote he “would shoot” Perkins “if she didn’t leave him alone.” The girl­friend told po­lice that Belcher said “his child’s mother threat­ened to take all his money and his child if they split up” and “knew ex­actly how to press his but­tons and make him an­gry.”

Belcher shot Perkins mul­ti­ple times in their home on Dec. 1 and then killed him­self.

Bears: Run­ning back Michael Bush was placed on sea­son-end­ing in­jured re­serve with a rib in­jury and Kahlil Bell was signed to take his place.

Bills: Guard Kraig Ur­bik signed a four-year ex­ten­sion worth $13.3 mil­lion. The Bills also put re­ceiver Don­ald Jones (calf ) on in­jured re­serve.

Browns: Owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Ban­ner named Alec Scheiner as the team’s new pres­i­dent. Scheiner, 39, will join Cleve­land af­ter eight years with the Cow­boys. He was se­nior vice pres­i­dent and gen- eral coun­sel with Dal­las the last five years.

■ Line­backer JamesMichael John­son and de­fen­sive back T.J. Ward were on in­jured re­serve with knee in­juries.

Charg­ers: Run­ning back Ryan Mathews (bro­ken left col­lar­bone), wide re­ceiver Mal­com Floyd (an­kle) and tackle Reg­gie Wells (an­kle) were placed on sea­son-end­ing in­jured re­serve.

Dol­phins: De­fen­sive back Dim­itri Pat­ter­son has been awarded to Mi­ami one day af­ter be­ing waived by Cleve­land. The Dol­phins also placed backup tight end Charles Clay on in­jured re­serve with a right knee in­jury.

Fal­cons: Line­man Joe Haw­ley re­turned from a four-game sus­pen­sion af­ter test­ing pos­i­tive for a per­for­mance-en­hanc­ing sub­stance.

Jaguars: De­fen­sive end An­dre Branch (groin) and run­ning back Jor­dan Tod­man (calf ) were placed on in­jured re­serve. The team also waived re­ceiver Quan Cosby and full­back Will Ta’ufo’ou.

Steel­ers: The boot is off cor­ner­back Ike Tay­lor’s frac­tured an­kle, but he will miss his third straight game on Sun­day against Cincin­nati.

Vik­ings: Run­ning back Adrian Peter­son was voted the team’s win­ner of the Ed Block Courage award. Peter­son tore the ACL in his left knee last De­cem­ber, and has re­turned to lead the league in rush­ing with 1,812 yards. The Ed Block Courage award is given to one player on each team who ex­em­pli­fies com­mit­ment to the prin­ci­ples of sports­man­ship and courage.

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