Reactions to Jovan Belcher murder-suicide

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com
Jovan Belcher was in his fourth season with the Chiefs. He was 25. (Getty Images)

Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend Saturday morning before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and taking his own life. He was 25. Below are some reactions from around the league and across the Internet.

"The entire Chiefs family is deeply saddened by today's events, and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy. We sincerely appreciate the expressions of sympathy and support we have received from so many in the Kansas City and NFL communities, and ask for continued prayers for the loved ones of those impacted."

- Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chiefs and the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this terrible tragedy. 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."

- NFL

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