Report: Belcher worried he’d lose money, baby
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.
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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.