An NFL player fatally shot his girlfriend today, then drove to his team’s stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager, police said.
A police spokesman confirmed it was Kansas City Chiefs star Javon Belcher, a fourth-year player from West Babylon, NY, who played college ball at Maine.
The woman’s name has not yet been released.
The spokesman said Belcher shot the woman at a Kansas City residence, then drove to the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium.
He thanked Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel for all they had done for him, then shot himself.
The Chiefs say Sunday’s home game against the Carolina Panthers will go ahead as scheduled.