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Jovan Belcher's Family

'We're Overwhelmed with Sadness & Confusion'

12/3/2012 11:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jovan Belcher's family tells TMZ ... they are desperately trying to understand why the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker snapped this weekend ... and are praying for the family of the woman he killed. 
 
As we previously reported, Belcher shot himself at the Chiefs facility in KC early Saturday morning after murdering Kasandra Perkins -- the mother of his newborn baby daughter.

Now, Belcher's family has issued a statement to TMZ ... saying, "As a family, no words can express the sorrow we feel over the loss of Jovan and Kasandra."

"The impact that this inconceivable tragedy has had on our heart is immeasurable; we are overwhelmed with both sadness and confusion. " 

"Jovan was our son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, grandson, and friend and we will miss him and Kasandra dearly.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Perkins family as they mourn.

We loved Jovan.  His kindness, humility, respect and gratitude for family and friends were steadfast.  The man we know and loved for 25 years embraced life and excelled at all he put his energy behind.  Jovan was overjoyed when Kasandra gave birth to their daughter, Zoey. 

He was happy to be a new father both he and Kasandra loved Zoey greatly.  The immense outpouring of sympathy and support from Jovan’s friends, teammates, coaches and fans have been a reflection of the impact he had on so many people.  Like them, we will cherish the wonderful memories we have of Jovan and we pray that those memories will bring us peace as we grapple to understand the unpredictable and tragic ending of his life and the life of Kasandra Perkins.  

As we attempt to grieve in the aftermath of this tremendous loss we ask that you please respect our privacy in doing so.  Only GOD can mend our hearts." For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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61.

Readerofthisgarbage    

The guy was having an affair and with his GF night of the murder The only thing he did right was to kill himself

626 days ago
62.

Richard09    

Sad day, My heart goes out to all to families,friends,players,coaches and babygirl. I ask God forgiveness and love. Me must forgive and help each other, when my brother needs help. Don't wait at last min,it might be to late

626 days ago
63.

jen    

This man was 25 yrs old and had at least 2 prior incidents with other women where the police were called in addition to murdering Perkins. I don't any guys who have had the police involved 3 different times over girlfriend issues at 25 years of age. The reason grandma had to babysit was because Belcher was out drinking and partying with another girlfriend. The Chiefs football organization knew he had problems and had been providing counseling. Now it's being said he was a bully in high school too. These people saying he was a great man with no problems are in denial and ignoring the signs. These teachers, coaches etc saw a good student and good football player overlooked his faults due to his talent and academics.

626 days ago
64.

Bri    

So sad he really should have enter into angry management...

623 days ago
65.

vgirl    

IAM SURE THERE WERE SIGHNS. AMAZING HOW MUCH MONEY SHUTS U UP. CHIEFS R PAYING FOR FUNERA;...DIDN'T THE LOOSER HAVE ENOUGH. WHY DOES HIS FAMILY HAVE THE BABY.....MONEY HUNGRY PIGS

619 days ago
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