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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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31.

xxx    

Where were the Chiefs with Derrick Thomas' funeral? Rival owner, Oakland Raiders Al Davis paid for Derricks funeral because his family couldn't afford it. Research it.

693 days ago
32.

ColoradoRob    

What, he wasn't making/saving enough to cover his own expenceses? Why would The Chiefs even want to have their name connected to a cowardly killer anyway? Who cares if he was an NFL player, in the end he was a punk!

693 days ago
33.

jen    

Oh, brother! The Chiefs have no class whatsover! No one should be contributing to a murderer. They have done nothing but endorse and praise this man. Let the family deal with it. If they want to grieve fine, but this is not ok. Shame on the Kansas City Chiefs organization. The moment of silence was bad enough!

693 days ago
34.

coolmama1994    

Seriously? Respect for a killer? No way. Respect the victim who did not deserve to die. The KC Chiefs just lost alot of fans..just saying

693 days ago
35.

Youphemism    

You don't accept an offer graciously. You extend an offer graciously. You accept it gratefully.

693 days ago
36.

drica    

People are so quick to pass judgement. Grow up

693 days ago
37.

Robin    

Why would the NFL pay for these funerals? Why is the NFL making a crime out to be a tragedy? I mean, of course it's tragic, but this guy was KILLED HIS WIFE IN COLD BLOOD IN FRONT OF THEIR DAUGHTER AN HIS MOTHER. HE'S A MURDERER. And somehow the NFL is okay with that. They're martyring him. He played for them. He made a serious paycheck. He must have been insured up the wazoo by the NFL.
Belcher was either a bad seed to begin with, or he broke bad after numerous concussions on behalf of the NFL. Why would the NFL deflect attention from this by tying up this crime with a big bow and burying it forever with paid funerals? Like they're condoning it. Something stinks here. Follow the money.

693 days ago
38.

Parker    

put a stick up thae murdering bastards azz and blow the mutha phka to bits....then feed the kileer azzwipe to some pigs!

693 days ago
39.

Parker    

whose passing judgement bitc...its fact that he killed someone...hope the bastard rots in hell...would you say these idiotic words to that womans family.......what a stupid bitch you are!

693 days ago
40.

Parker    

Bently for sale...was once owned by a killer douchebag...real cheap!

693 days ago
41.

Jenik47    

I think they should donate his funeral expenses to a fund set up for his and the victims daughter. She will not have her parents around to raise her. And as far as the comments go about how they should pay for the victims funeral..... DID YOU READ THE WHOLE STORY? THEY ARE GOING TO PAY FOR HERS ALSO!!! Read before you speak! You sound ignorant!

693 days ago
42.

dierdre    

This CREEP was a COLD-BLOODED MURDERER...WHY on earth would anyone want to pay for his burial? I hope HE ROTS IN HELL.....

693 days ago
43.

Spottedfeather    

Why are they paying for a worthless cowards funeral ? Further, why is a worthless coward even having a funeral ? Time was when a coward wouldn't be allowed to have one.

693 days ago
44.

Krystal    

He was her boyfriend not her husband. Why doesn't her family have the baby?

693 days ago
45.

truth be told    

Sad

693 days ago
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