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December 3, 2012

Jason Whitlock Goes in on the NFL and Gun Violence

What I believe is, if he didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today. --From Jason Whitlock of FOX Sports.com and Kansas City's 610 Sports Radio, says "In Kansas City, It's No Time For a Game"

Football is embarrassingly tone deaf.

Jovan Belcher, a starting linebacker for the Chiefs, murdered the mother of his child shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday. He hopped in his car, drove to the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility, thanked Romeo Crennel and Scott Pioli — and shot himself in the head in front of his coach and general manager around 8:10 a.m.


Jason Whitlock
Within two hours, the NFL instructed the Carolina Panthers to travel to Kansas City as scheduled in preparation for Sunday’s noon kickoff. By 3 p.m., the Chiefs announced that Crennel and team captains had decided to play Sunday’s game as planned.

Short of terrorist attack and weather disaster, nothing slows the NFL.

A 25-year-old kid gunned down his 22-year-old girlfriend in front of his mother and three-month-old child, and all he could think to do in the immediate aftermath is rush to thank his football coach and football employer.

... Read more from columnist Jason Whitlock FOX Sports.com

The game between Kansas City Chiefs and the Carolina Panthers went off as scheduled on Sunday, one day after the murder-suicide. The Chiefs won the game 27-21.

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