December 01, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of the exterior of the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility and Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

NFL To Offer Kansas City Chiefs Counseling Following Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide


The NFL may not be postponing the Kansas City Chiefs week thirteen match up against the Carolina Panthers following the tragic murder-suicide involving 25-year-old linebacker Jovan Belcher and his 22-year-old girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, but the league is making an effort to help those within the organization that are having trouble dealing with the horrible news.

The NFL released a statement that says they will be offering counseling to Chiefs personnel.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chiefs and the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this terrible tragedy,” the league statement said. “We have connected the Chiefs with our national team of professional counselors to support both the team and the families of those affected. We will continue to provide assistance in any way that we can.”

While the game must go on, it is nice to see the league making an effort to help those affected deal with the tragedy.

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