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Jovan Belcher

KC Chiefs Bankrolling

Player's Funeral

12/7/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Kansas City Chiefs organization is paying for Jovan Belcher's funeral arrangements ... and has offered financial assistance to Kasandra Perkins' family as well ... TMZ has learned.

Sources directly involved with the situation tell us ... the Chiefs have made it clear they don't want either family to be stuck with the massive bills stemming from the funerals or memorial services.

We're told members of Belcher's family -- which now has custody of the couple's orphaned newborn baby --  graciously accepted the offer ... and the team will cover all of the costs of Belcher's memorial in KC and funeral in NY.

It's unclear if Perkins' family has accepted the offer as well.

When called for comment, a rep for the Chiefs told us, "We are assisting both families with arrangements ... We just prefer not to get into specifics of what we are doing or have done."

Calls to the Belcher and Perkins families have not been returned.

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16.

tyler0203    

Why is the baby with his family...mom did not do a good job raising him ....i think kassandra parents need to request custody...a judge will be sympathetic and give them custody since their dsughter was the victim

684 days ago
17.

laffnbear    

Maybe he suffered postpartum depression?

684 days ago
18.

bigal'swifey    

U people r insane he also took his own life as a family member of someone who took their own life that is one of the most painful puzzling things to deal with because there is so many unanswered questions what i do know is there is an innocent baby in this world without both her parents that child does not need to grow and read this garbage u r writing about het father get a life its not for u to judge and with the racist comments it 2012 who cares if he was purple accept it we will never go back to ur small minded views and thinking thank god there is good and bad in all races lets get to the root our problems

684 days ago
19.

joy    

How come I dont see (similar) comments on that Mcaffee Virus' guys news report? No opinions? Not about footing a funeral..but about killing another human being? Its just wrong. No one should take another persons life..black,white,yellow,purple or blue..my condolensences go out to (both) victims families.. They had nothing to do with it

684 days ago
20.

McSmack    

He's definitely being sauteed in Hell, what I want to know is considering the size difference between them, what did his baby mama say or do that made him unload on her? 9 times? That's rage talking for sure.

684 days ago
21.

Dennis Johnson    

Belcher's memorial:A thing that played football and murdered his wife/girlfriend and left a child behind with out a mother and a so called father.THAT'S HIS MEMORIAL!

684 days ago
22.

joe blow    

calls to the Belcher and Perkins families have not been returnd.

what a surprise, like they want to talk about if they accepted money over all this, tmz & harvey find sum class & then show a little respect

684 days ago
23.

N    

This pig is a murderer.

684 days ago
24.

maria    

Class act by Chiefs to help that family raise that child, and also help the family of Belcher since they are not at fault for their son being a murderer.

684 days ago
25.

N    

Homicidal coward. Jovan was a coward, a pig, and a murderer. His actions orphaned his own child. He should have just killed himself first. It's a cowardly way out but at least it's your own life you are taking versus another persons life, a mothers life. Its people like this that make me hope there is a hell for them to rot in.

684 days ago
26.

Parker    

Glorifying a murdering coward...he killed another human being...may the azzwipe rot in hell for that!

684 days ago
27.

KicksandGiggles    

Making a donation to an abused womens shelter or setting up scholarships would make more sense. He should have had enough $$ as a pro athlete to take care of his own funeral arrangements as well as his girlfriend. The family should not have accepted this offer.

684 days ago
28.

Bri    

So sad he snapped nobody notice a change in his behavior before the incident had too just did not pay any attention so sad ....

684 days ago
29.

speakMYbrain    

she was accused of cheating on him with singer trey songs

684 days ago
30.

rubenskee    

it was the right thing to do. he was still a member of the team. may they both rest in peace

684 days ago
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